Celebrating the bilateral relationship between India and the USA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted enthusiastically by the United States of America at the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event While the build-up to the event in itself was massive, the gathering lived up to the hype with some mesmerising performances that were on display at the NRG Stadium in Houston.
Impressed by it, actor Akshay Kumar expressed his pride and stated that seeing a sea of people at the Houston event is proof enough that India has truly arrived globally. "Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean", he wrote.
‘Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.’— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 23, 2019
A sea of people it was at the #HowdyModi event. India has truly arrived Globally!
An absolute delight to watch PM @narendramodi ji saying ‘All is well’ in multiple regional languages truly representative of 1.3B Indians! https://t.co/cB7Paa0eRT
Organized by the non-profit Texas India Forum, the event, with the tagline 'Shared Dreams, Bright Futures', highlighted the tremendous contribution of Indo-Americans in the United States and the strong and lasting partnership between the US and India. The cultural program preceding Prime Minister Modi's address showcased Indian-American artists from Texas and elsewhere, portrayed how the community is woven into the larger tapestry of American life. It involved broad-based community participation across the United States.
The 90-minute music, dance, and multimedia show featured close to 400 artists and community members from Texas and across the nation. There were 27 groups performing in a live and multimedia experience that showcased the diversity in the Indian-American community, organizers said.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi tweeted about the 'Howdy, Modi!' event which took place in Houston, Texas in the United States during which President Donald Trump addressed the audience. In his tweet, PM Modi called Donald Trump's presence at the event a 'watershed moment' in the India-USA ties. He also stated that PresidentTrump is a steadfast friend of India.
Dear @POTUS @realDonaldTrump, your presence at #HowdyModi in Houston was a watershed moment in India-USA ties.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 23, 2019
Since assuming office, you have been a steadfast friend of India and the Indian community.
Your presence indicates your respect towards India and the Indian diaspora. pic.twitter.com/iGHjT6Tp5a
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