40,000 people have registered for an Indian-American community summit “Howdy, Modi!” This community summit will be held on September 22, during Modi’s visit to the US for the UN General Assembly session.
Howdy is a slang that stands for, ‘How do you do?’ it is a common friendly greeting phrase in the southwest US. This community meet will be free and now the registration is open for the people of the US.
This summit has been hosted by the Texas India Forum, a Houston-based non-profit body. They are expecting around 50,000 people to join the gathering at NRG football stadium in the U.S.
Houston is the fourth most populous city in the world and also know as the energy capital of the world. And there live the community of more than 5,00,000 Indian-American community.
What Is The Purpose Of This Visit?
“This historic visit will strengthen the already robust bonds between Houston and India on trade, culture and tourism — all of which benefit every Houstonian,” said the Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. He continued, “I look forward to welcoming PM Modi to Houston, home to one of the biggest and most vibrant Indian communities in the U.S.”
This will be the third time PM Modi addressing the Indian-Americal communities after he became the prime minister in 2014. “India continues to be key security and economic partner of the United States, and I look forward to seeing that relationship strengthen with his visit to Texas,” said U.S. Senator John Cornyn.
This summit will be more like a festival, as before the prime minister address the event, there will be a cultural programme to enjoy for everyone. It will put the spotlight on Indian-American contributions to the United States.
PM Modi’s popularity is all around the world. Indian communities living outside India, always praise Modi’s efforts to develop their home country. Indian-Americal communities in Huston is quite excited about this event.