‘It surely will be a great day!’: PM Modi's reply to Donald Trump’s tweet
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was also looking forward to meeting Donald Trump soon after the US President tweeted on Sunday saying that he and his "friend" will have a "good time" at the 'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston.
"Will be in Houston to be with my friend. Will be a great day in Texas!" Trump ha tweeted.
"Will be in Houston to be with my friend. Will be a great day in Texas," tweets @realDonaldTrump #ModiInUSA #HowdyModi #ModiInHouston— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) September 22, 2019
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Responding to Trump's tweet, Modi said he was looking forward to meet the US leader in Houston.
"It surely will be a great day! Looking forward to meeting you very soon @realDonaldTrump," Modi tweeted.
"Look forward to being with our great India loving community!" the US president tweeted.
The two leaders would address over 50,000 Indian-Americans at the NRG Stadium in Houston.
"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 in Washington before he left for Houston.
"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.
The cultural programme preceding Prime Minister 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. There are 27 groups performing in a live and multimedia experience that will showcase the diversity in the Indian-American community, organisers said.
The show will also shine a light on unsung heroes in the Indian-American community who have undertaken selfless acts benefiting the broader American community without any need of recognition.
(With PTI inputs)