Democratic Presidential aspirant and the first Hindu woman in the U.S. Congress Tulsi Gabbard has extended a warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his upcoming visit to the United States.
"I am sorry that I am not able to join everyone there in person, due to a previously scheduled Presidential campaign in Iowa. But I am really glad to see so many Indian-Americans from across our country, including many of my colleagues in the U.S. Congress coming together there," she added.
PM Modi is going to embark upon his visit to the United State on September 21, following which he is going to address the largest Indian American event in Texas, 'Howdy Modi'.
She further said that "India is the world’s largest democracy and one of the United States most important partners in the Asia Pacific region."
Speaking on the India-US relations, Gabbard said, "Our two nations must closely work together if we are to address the pressing issues that impact us and the world like climate change, preventing nuclear war, and improving the economic well being of our people."
Tulsi Gabbard further asserted that we must work together to usher in the 21st century of aloha - respect and love for others, no matter our race, religion, ethnicity, caste, economic status, or political affiliations.
To give Prime Minister Narendra Modi a jolly Texas welcome, the Indian community in Houston has organized a mega event on September 22. This will be 3 hours long - 8:30 pm IST (India time) to 11:30 pm IST. According to reports, the event will begin with a 90-minute cultural program; 'Woven: The Indian-American Story', which is a celebration of Indian-Americans and their valuable contributions to the cultural, intellectual and social landscape of the US. This will feature about 400 performers and community members from across the States and there have been two originals songs written.
Following this, there will a session, 'Shared Dreams, Bright Future,' which would focus on the success and strength of the India-US relations. After this, PM Modi will address the crowd and give his speech. The attendees of the event represent 48 US states including delegation of Governors, members of the US Congress, Mayors, and other public officials.