US President Donald Trump addressed a huge gathering of 50,000 people of the Indian-American community at the mega event ‘Howdy, Modi’ after PM Modi introduced him to the people gathered at the NRG Stadium in Houston. President Trump began his speech by congratulating the Prime Minister for his victory in the 2019 general elections in India.
Donald Trump said, “Hello Houston, I am so thrilled to be here in the great state of Texas with one of America’s greatest, most devoted, and most loyal friends, Prime Minister Modi of India. Prime Minister Modi is doing a truly exceptional job for India and for all of the Indian people. It is my immense privilege to be here with him today at his profoundly historic event. We are especially thankful to be joined by over 50,000 incredible members of our nation’s thriving, prospering, flourishing and hard-working Indian-American community. Thank you.”
He further said, “Just a few months ago, in the largest democratic elections in the history of our world, 600 million Indians went to the polls and voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Modi and his party. Congratulations Mr Prime Minister.” and added, “that’s a lot of people.”
PM Modi headlining the extravagant 'Howdy, Modi!' event in Houston, Texas, heaped praises for 'his friend and a friend of India,' US President Donald Trump while sharing the stage with him, during his address to 50,000 people from the Indian-American community on Sunday evening.
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"Abki Baar, Trump Sarkar," said PM Modi while addressing the crowd at the NRG stadium; he commended the thriving economy under the Donald Trump administration while introducing the US President. He said, "From CEO to Commander-in-Chief, from boardrooms to the Oval Office, from studios to global stage, from politics to economy and to security, he has left a deep and lasting impact everywhere. It is my honour and privilege to welcome here, in this magnificent stadium and magnificent gathering.
Organised 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 programme 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.