Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested Indians living across the world on Sunday to send at least five non-Indian families to India as tourists every year. Addressing a gathering of members of the Indian community here, he said, "Can you do something for me? It's a small request. I am saying this to all Indians leaving all over the world. You take a decision that every year, each one of you will send at least five non-Indian families to India as tourists."
Prime Minister Modi said this after unveiling the plaque of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Eternal Gandhi Museum, inauguration of the Gujarati Samaj of Houston Event Centre and a Siddhi Vinayak temple. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) posted video clips of Modi's address on Twitter.
"The Eternal Gandhi museum will be a prized cultural landmark in Houston." said Prime Minister Modi
The Eternal Gandhi museum will be a prized cultural landmark in Houston. I have been associated with this effort for a while. It will surely make Gandhi Ji’s thoughts popular among the youth: PM @narendramodi in Houston pic.twitter.com/FsrU8vzVIs— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 22, 2019
Modi also thanked the Indian community in Houston for setting the stage for a "glorious future" of Indo-US ties, it said in another tweet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited United States President Donald Trump and his family to visit India, saying it will give a new height to the shared dreams of the two countries. PM Modi addressed the Indian diaspora in Houston. He said that the message from the event will give rise to new opportunities in the 21st century.
"Mr President, I would like that you come to India with your family and give us an opportunity to welcome you. Our friendship will take our shared dreams and vibrant futures to a new height," Modi said.
In addition, PM Modi also thanked Trump for the presence of political and business leaders at the Howdy Modi event, the biggest community event yet involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi is on a week-long visit to the United States. He is also scheduled to address the UN General Assembly, amongst other engagements.
"This is extraordinary, this unprecedented. We have met a few times, and every time he has been the same warm, friendly, energetic and accessible. I admire him also for his sense of leadership and passion for America, a concern for every American, a belief in America's future and a strong resolve to 'Make America Great Again'," Modi told the 50,000-strong crowd, with a smiling Trump standing beside him.
(With PTI Inputs)