HowdyModi: PM Modi to receive cheer from strong 50,000 people
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the Indian diaspora in Houston City on Sunday as a part of much awaited mega event – HowdyModi. This happens to be the first big initiative by the Bharatiya Janata Party to interact with the prosperous diaspora in the United States, which is home to four million Indian-Americans.
President Donald Trump will also be a part of ‘HowdyModi’ on September 22.
It has been learned that over 50,000 people will be attending the event at Houston’s NRG stadium that was sold out with days to go for the event.
According to news reports, around 60 lawmakers, Senators and Congressmen are expected to attend the event, including John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamurthy, Brad Sherman, and Governor Eliot Engel of New York.
The event will start with a cultural performances followed by the screening of a film on the experiences of the Indian diaspora in Houston city. The 90-minute cultural programme will be broadcast live in Hindi, English and Spanish to over two billion people all across the world.
A spokesperson for the Texas India Forum (TIF), the organizers of the event said, “The audience will be the largest gathering ever for an elected foreign leader visiting the US, other than the Pope. It will be a history-making audience of over 50,000 Indian Americans and we are very proud of the numbers. It is a celebration of the culture of the unity of America and India.”