Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the townhall in Facebook in the US hosted by Mark Zuckerberg. We follow the event live.
After the interaction with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook HQ, the Prime Minister now heads for his final event during the trip to the US. He's going to be speaking at the SAP Centre with hundreds of supporters expected to form the audience.
Earlier on Sunday, the Prime Minister spoke with Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook headquarters where he spoke on a range of subjects like Digital India, the importance of social media for India and other topics. (More on that here)
Earlier on Saturday day some of the prominent leaders who met the Prime Minister were John Chambers (Executive Chairman of Cisco Systems), Sundar Pichai (Google CEO), Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO) and Paul Jacobs (Executive Chairman of Qualcomm).
PM Narendra Modi hugs US President Barack Obama. Image courtesy: @PMOIndia/Twitter
PM Modi on Saturday arrived in Silicon Valley with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.
The trip to Silicon Valley forms part of Modi's visit to the US' west coast - the first by an Indian prime minister in more than three decades.
At the hotel lobby, the Prime Minister was warmly welcomed by Indian Americans raising pro-Modi slogans.
"With Prime Minister Narendra Modi in office, we have the opportunity to reinvigorate US-India relations and bring our partnership to new heights," Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee said in a welcome statement as soon as Modi landed at San Jose Airport.
Royce and several other lawmakers would be attending Modi's address to the Indian community on Monday night.
"Prime Minister Modi's visit to Silicon Valley will undoubtedly bring the US and Indian tech sectors closer together, helping to deepen our strong and growing economic ties," Royce said.
Earlier, Modi left New York after hosting a crucial G-4 summit on UN Security Council reforms to begin another crucial part of his US visit with a packed agenda of meetings with corporate honchos in Silicon Valley.
During his two-day stay in Silicon Valley, he would begin and conclude his engagements with the Indian-American community, the last one being an address to a crowd of over 18,500 Indian-Americans at the SAP Centre in San Jose.
Sandwiched between the two community events would be Modi's visits to the campuses of Tesla Motors, Facebook and Google where he would hold meetings with the who's who of Silicon Valley – ranging from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Sundar Pichai of Google, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.
The first-ever Indian prime minister to visit Silicon Valley after it became a global hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, Modi's first engagement after the community dinner would be to drive down to the Tesla campus.
"Namaste California! PM @narendramodi arrives in San Jose, for a tech-startup-energy-diaspora-oriented weekend," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
"A warm Californian welcome. Members of the Indian diaspora greet PM @narendramodi at San Jose airport," he said.
(With inputs from PTI)