PM Modi Inaugurates Shri Siddhi Vinayak Temple In Houston, Texas

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PM Modi inaugurated Shri Siddhi Vinayak Temple and Gujarati Samaj of Houston Event Centre in Houston, Texas & extended his best wishes for the initiatives

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Shri Siddhi Vinayak Temple and Gujarati Samaj of Houston Event Centre in Houston, Texas. Expressing his delight that Houston will get a Siddhi Vinayak Temple, PM Modi said that the presence of vighnaharta (another name of Lord Ganesha) around will help the people of the community in attaining a bright future and will become a source of inspiration. He also extended his best wishes for the initiatives to the people of the Indian community, during a function of the community in Houston, Texas.

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“We should stay connected with our mother tongue”: PM Modi

Speaking about the Gujarati Samaj of Houston Event Centre, he said, “Wherever we go, we should stay connected with our mother tongue, it has its own strength. You're making a centre for Gujarati community, I request you to never grow distant from your mother tongue, this effort should be continuous for the upcoming generations.”

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PM Modi's request to the people of the Indian diaspora

Prime Minister Modi also had a request to the people of the Indian diaspora. He asked the people, “Can you all do me a favour?” to which the people shouted “Yes” and raised their hands when asked by the PM. He continued by saying, “It’s a very small request, and I am saying this to all the Indians across the world that you decide that every year, you all together will send five non-Indian families as tourists to India every year.”

'Howdy, Modi' Event

PM Modi had earlier addressed a gathering of 50,000 people of the Indian-American community at the mega-event 'Howdy, Modi'. Prime Minister was joined by United States President Donald Trump. This was the first time both the global leaders shared a stage together. Both the leaders in their respective speeches spoke about various issues and achievements.

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