Singer and composer, Falguni Pathak, who is in Houston for Navratri celebrations right now, spoke to Republic TV to share her thoughts on PM Modi's visit to the States and exclaimed how proud she feels about the Howdy Modi event. In the exclusive interview to Republic, she said, “I feel very proud about the fact that because of PM Modi, the whole world knows India now.” She also spoke about the ongoing Navratri preparations in Houston and added,
“I’ve been coming here for the past 19 years. Nine years ago we came to Houston. Since then we've been coming here regularly. We came last year too and we’re here this year too. I have been touring around and this is my 7th show in the US. We’ll go to Bombay, celebrate Navratri there and then come back here.”
When asked about the celebrations in a foreign land and how she feels about it, Pathak said, “As far as I’m concerned, when I sing traditional garbas, I see that everyone is singing along with me. I feel so good seeing that. They enjoy so much and everyone sings to their heart’s content like there is no tomorrow.” she said. Pathak also sang a small potion of a Gujrati folk song ‘Radha ne Shyam’ for Republic TV, which is her latest single that was only released.
On a related note, Howdy Modi is a community Summit that is going to be held in Houston by the Texas India Forum on September 22 at the NRG Stadium in Houston where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the Indian-Americans. It is expected to attended by 50,000 people and has triggered a wave of energy and enthusiasm across the Indo-American community.
One can clearly see the excitement of the Indian-Americans through the huge digital billboards on major highways across Houston welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Indian flags can also be seen fluttering outside their homes ahead of PM Modi’s arrival for the mega diaspora event.