The celebrations for the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event has officially been kicked off, with over 6,000 people gathering at a community hall in Houston to perform Garba. Out of the total number of Garba dancers that have gathered in the community, about half of them are said to be performing tomorrow at the NRG Stadium for the ‘Howdy Modi’ event. It is also being reported that the performers and organisers of the event who were present in the community hall, have not only choreographed the Garba but have written a song to celebrate PM Modi as well. Reports indicate that various popular Navaratri artists such as the uncrowned Dandiya Queen of Navratras Falguni Pathak and Kinjal Dave are said to be making an appearance at the community hall in Houston over the next few days.
In a Republic TV exclusive video, the pre 'Howdy, Modi' excitement can be seen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected arrival has gripped the city of Houston, the Gujarati community in Houston are extremely happy and can not wait to welcome the Prime Minister. According to a member of the community, " We are proud that the Gujarati Samaj Hall was opened this weekend and that the Prime Minister is to arriving on Sunday too, so it is linked together."
The city of Houston is gearing up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit and his address at the mega diaspora event 'Howdy, Modi!' on September 22. In an exclusive interview to Republic TV, lead spokesperson for Texas India forum and Media in-charge of 'Howdy Modi' event, Geetesh Desai said that PM Modi's US visit will strengthen trade ties between US and India. In the build-up to the event, a 200 Howdy Modi mega car rally called the Indo-USA association rally was organized in Dallas on Friday. Billboards all around the city with welcome messages for PM Modi were also seen.
More than 50,000 people are estimated to attend the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event, which will feature PM Modi’s speech. The White House Press Secretary confirmed that the US President Donald Trump would also be present on the occasion. The Press Secretary stated that this was a great opportunity to emphasise the strong ties between people of US and India. Later, PM Modi thanked President Trump’s 'special gesture'. He also said that President Trump joining the event was a recognition of the contribution of the Indian community to American society and economy.