400 Artistes Perform At “Howdy, Modi!”


Howdy, Modi! In Houston: Cultural programme kicks off at Houston’s “Howdy, Modi!” event

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the US for a week-long visit on Saturday, is set to participate in “Howdy, Modi!”, a grand event currently taking place in Houston, Texas. The “Howdy, Modi!” event is being attended by an audience of close to 50,000, most of them from the Indian community in the US. President Donald Trump will soon reach the venue of the event as well to share the stage with PM Modi. Apart from Donald Trump, the “Howdy, Modi!” event is playing host to a number of US lawmakers, prominent Indian Americans and around 400 artistes performing a multitude of cultural shows.

Howdy Houston! It’s a bright afternoon here in Houston. Looking forward to a wide range of programmes in this dynamic and energetic city today and tomorrow,” PM Modi earlier tweeted.

President Trump is expected to deliver an important speech at the event on India and Indian Americans at the event. The event holds immense significance since India and the US which failed to agree upon a trade deal, with the US imposing tariffs on Indian steel and aluminum imports. After the event, PM Modi and President Trump will likely negotiate a limited trade deal.

“It will be a great opportunity to emphasise the strong ties between the people of the United States and India, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the world’s oldest and largest democracies, and to discuss ways to deepen their energy and trade relationship,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham had said last week over the significance of the “Howdy, Modi!” event.

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WATCH: Howdy Modi Event: “Mesmerizing fusion of Sur, Taal & Strings when East meets West,” tweet organisers

“Mesmerizing fusion of Sur, Taal & Strings when East meets West,” tweet Texas India Forum, the organisers of “Howdy, Modi!”

Howdy Modi Houston Event: Festival-like atmosphere at “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston, Texas

A festival-like atmosphere pervaded the NRG stadium as thousands of members of the Indian diaspora gathered for the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event on Sunday to greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and listen to his address, reported news agency IANS.

Indian men and women dressed in colourful traditional attire hailing from different parts of India, including Punjab, Maharashtra and Gujarat, were gathering for the three-hour event, which will also see US President Donald Trump share the stage with Modi in a special gesture.

The beating of drums, cheering and shouts of “Modi, Modi” went up from among the crowd. Around 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora are expected to attend the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event, for which tickets were sold out many weeks ago.

“The energy in the stadium is palpable as the crowd awaits Prime Minister Modi’s address,” TIF tweeted ahead of the event that has the theme ‘Shared Dreams Brighter Futures’.

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Howdy Modi Event in Houston: Dancers perform at “Howdy, Modi!” in Houston

Dancers perform at Howdy Modi event in Houston. PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump to arrive shortly, tweeted news agency ANI.

WATCH: Dance Programme begins at “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston

Dance Programme begins at “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston

Howdy modi event: “Will boost bilateral relations,” union minister on “Howdy, Modi!” event

“US president Donald Trump is sharing the dais with the Indian prime minister, which will further boost the bilateral relations between the two countries and send a clear message to the world, paving way for investment and more business opportunities in India,” union minister Anurag Thakur was quoted as saying by PTI.

Trump and PM Modi are good friends and their friendship will definitely benefit Indians living in America, he said, adding that the eyes of the world are on the “Howdy Modi” event which highlights the popularity of the prime minister, unlike opposition leaders who are even unable to attract a few thousand individuals.

Howdy Modi Houston Event: 90-minute music, dance and multimedia show features around 400 artistes

The cultural programme preceding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address, showcasing Indian-American artists from Texas and elsewhere, will portray how the community is woven into the larger tapestry of American life. It will involve broad-based community participation across the United States.

The 90-minute music, dance, and multimedia show features close to 400 artists and community members from Texas and across the nation.

“A challenge that many second and third generation Indian-Americans go through is navigating the complexity of having a hyphenated identity as an Indian and an American. Woven showcases the multiplicity of Indian-American experience. Our hope is that each person sees themselves in at least one form of expression and recognises that whatever mix of Indian and American they are, it is just right,” said Heena Patel, CEO of MELA Arts Connect and co-producer of the program, according to PTI.

Howdy Modi Event Houston: “We’re going to have a good time,” says Donald Trump before leaving for Houston

Looking forward to address ”Howdy, Modi” rally in Houston, US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a good time at the mega event.

“We”ll be going to Houston and we”ll be at a very nice big stadium packed full of people with Prime Minister Modi,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawns of the White House before he left for Houston, where he and PM Modi would address over 50,000 Indian-Americans, reported news agency PTI.

“He (Modi) asked if I would go with him and I’ve accepted and We’re going to have a good time,” Trump said minutes before he boarded Marine One from the White House lawns. “I hear it’s a tremendous crowd,” he added.

Organised by the non-profit Texas India Forum, the event, with the tagline ”Shared Dreams, Bright Futures”, will shine light on the tremendous contribution of Indo-Americans in United States and the strong and lasting partnership between the US and India.

“Howdy, Modi!” Event In Houston: Kirtan singers of Cincinnati sing a prayer at the NRG stadium

Kirtan singers of Cincinnati sing a prayer at the NRG stadium.

Howdy, Modi LIVE: Event set to begin shortly

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“Howdy, Modi!” event billed by organisers as the largest-ever turnout for a foreign elected leader on US soil

The “Howdy, Modi!” event has been billed by the organisers as the largest-ever turnout for a foreign elected leader on US soil.

“Howdy, Modi!” Houston event “just a few minutes away”, tweets event organiser Texas India Forum

“We are just a few minutes away from the start of #HowdyModi,” tweeted Texas India Forum, the organisers of the “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston.

Howdy Modi In Houston: “Historic, unprecedented”: Harshvardhan Shringla, Indian Envoy to US on “Howdy, Modi!” event

The event is a reflection of the deep and special relationship between India and the US, one that has often been described as the ”defining partnership” of the 21st century.

Terming the development “historic” and “unprecedented”, Indian Ambassador to US, Harshvardhan Shringla, had said that it represents “personal chemistry and friendship” between the two leaders.

“The two leaders addressing the ”Howdy, Modi!” event is historic and unprecedented. It reflects not only the closeness and comfort levels in the relationship but also the personal chemistry and friendship between Prime Minister Modi and President Trump,” Mr Shringla told ANI.

PM Modi’s chemistry with both Trump and former President Barack Obama reflect that the Indian Prime Minister has been able to transcend the political divide in the US.

Moreover, the fact that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the second-highest-ranking Democrat, will also address the gathering, further reflects the strong bipartisan support for the relationship between the two countries.

Howdy, Modi Houston event: Donald Trump to address the “Howdy, Modi!” event at 9.30 pm IST: ANI

Trump will address the Indian diaspora at the “Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” event at 9:30 pm (IST), according to the White House, according to ANI.

Howdy Modi News: US President Donald Trump emplaned for the “Howdy, Modi” Houston event: news agency ANI

US President Donald Trump on Sunday (local time) emplaned for Houston, Texas where he will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the “Howdy, Modi” gala event, reported news agency ANI.

Trump will address the Indian diaspora at the “Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” event at 9:30 pm (IST), according to the White House, according to ANI.

The event is being organised at the sprawling NRG Football Stadium, one of the largest in the US, which has served as a venue for some of the most impressive events starring Beyonce, Metallica, to name a few.

The summit, with the theme of “Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” will highlight the contributions of Indian-Americans in enriching the American life for the last seven decades as well as the key role they have played in strengthening relations between the two nations.

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Howdy, Modi Event: “Howdy, Modi!” event could be beneficial for Donald Trump. Polls show tepid support for Trump by Indian-Americans, reports news agency Reuters

Polls show tepid support for Donald Trump by Indian-American voters, some 75% of whom voted for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in 2016, reported news agency Reuters. But organizers of the “Howdy, Modi!” event, due to kick off in the morning with a 90-minute cultural program featuring 400 costumed dancers, say Trump can expect a receptive audience. “Trump is completely welcomed by the community,” said Preeti Dawra, a spokeswoman for the Texas India Forum that organized the event

“His presence is an indication of his support and endorsement of the strengthening of India’s relations with America. This event is about strengthening those ties.”

“Howdy, Modi!” Event: What the “Howdy, Modi!” event means for PM Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump

Some 50,000 Indian-Americans are due to pack into a Houston stadium Sunday for a rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined by U.S President Donald Trump, in a rare mass show of support for a foreign leader on U.S soil, reported news agency Reuters.

The event gives PM Narendra Modi a chance to energize his relationship with Indian-Americans who are active political supporters.

Donald Trump, meanwhile, will face a largely foreign-born audience that may not prove receptive to his typical strident anti-immigrant messages. Houston is a rare Democratic stronghold in Republican-dominated Texas and serves as the economic anchor of a state that will be critical to Trump’s 2020 re-election bid, reported Reuters.

Howdy Modi Event: Indian-American community turned out in “full force,” tweets event organiser Texas India Forum

The Indian-American community has turned out in full force for “Howdy, Modi!” community members have travelled from across the country to be a part of this historic event, tweets Texas India Forum, the event organiser.

Howdy Modi Houston Event: The full name of the event is “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures”

The full name of the event is “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures”

WATCH: At “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston, drums being played, people dance

Drums being played at NRG stadium in Houston, Texas.

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Howdy Modi, Houston Event: Some from the Indian community traveled from Canada to witness the event: news agency ANI

The excitement among the Indian community can be ascertained from the fact that the people arriving at the stadium included some who had come off from neighbouring Canada to witness the event, reported news agency ANI.

“We came from Canada just to witness the Howdy Modi program, my whole family is here just for Howdy Modi,” an audience member said.

Howdy Modi Event: Donald Trump boards Air Force One for Houston, Texas to attend the “Howdy, Modi!” event

US President Donald Trump emplanes from Joint Base Andrews (Maryland) for Houston. He will attend Howdy Modi event, later today, reported news agency ANI.

Howdy Modi Event In Houston being organised at NRG football stadium, one of largest in US

The roughly three-hour-long event is being organised at the sprawling NRG Football Stadium, one of the largest in the US, which has served as a venue for some of the most impressive events starring Beyonce, Metallica, to name a few, reported news agency ANI.

The summit, with the theme of “Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” will highlight the contributions of Indian-Americans in enriching the American life for the last seven decades as well as the key role they have played in strengthening relations between the two nations.

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Howdy, Modi Event in Houston, Texas: PM Narendra Modi is set to address “Howdy, Modi!”, a mega-event which will be attended by more than 50,000 people. “Howdy, Modi!” is an Indian-American community event which will be held in Houston, Texas.
Howdy Modi In Houston: “We rushed in for the event,” says audience member in Houston

The eagerness amongst the masses can be ascertained by the statements made by the crowd queuing up at the entrance of the NRG football stadium, one of whom was seen with the Indian tricolour said, “We rushed in for the event and are very excited to hear from both, two great leaders from the two greatest democracies in the world are coming together on the same platform.”

The mega event will witness leaders of the two largest democracies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trump, sharing a stage before the largest gathering ever — over 50,000 Indian-Americans — for an elected foreign leader visiting the US.

Howdy Modi Houston Event: Enthusiastic people start to arrive at NRG stadium in Houston, Texas: news agency ANI

Enthusiastic people of the Indian community have started arriving at the NRG stadium in Houston, Texas, hours before the “Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” event at Houston kicks off on Sunday.

”We are excited to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we expect to hear from him, and get words of wisdom from him because he is an inspiration for the country and people around the globe,” Mitt, a Dallas resident who had drove all the way just for the ”Howdy Modi” event with his wife told ANI.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share stage with US President Donald Trump today for ‘Howdy, Modi!’ – an event to be attended by 50,000 people in Texas. The organisers — the Texas India Forum — have billed it as the largest-ever turnout for a foreign elected leader on US soil. “Howdy Houston! It’s a bright afternoon here in Houston. Looking forward to a wide range of programmes in this dynamic and energetic city today and tomorrow,” tweeted PM Modi, who landed in the US for a week-long visit on Saturday. The Prime Minister, who will hold several bilateral meetings and address the United Nations General Assembly, held a round-table of US-based energy companies last evening. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who will also speak at the UN, is likely to flag Kashmir again.



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