Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump shared the stage of Howdy Modi event on Sunday, where PM Narendra Modi was accorded a rousing welcome from the crowd of 50,000 Indian-Americans at the NRG Stadium, Houston.
This mega event saw the two world leaders addressing 50,000 Indian-Americans amidst the massive crowd. While the audience splurged with splendid enthusiasm, PM Narendra Modi took the helm of the event, endorsing Donald Trump quoting ‘Abki Baar, Trump Sarkar.’ US President Donald Trump too showered praises on his close companion and friend.
The US Media, for the first time, gushed during a joint address by the US President and Indian Prime Minister as Trump played second fiddle to PM Modi. This event organised by the non-profit Texas Indian Forum shed light on the strong contributions of Indo-Americans in the US and the unbreakable ties between the two countries.
Many artists from India and Texas performed various cultural programmes to mark the happiness associated with the event. While the event thrived much possession, PM Modi and US President Donald Trump took a lap around the stadium meeting various CEOs of the Energy sector.
PM Modi addresses to 50,000 Indian-Americans
“I met CEOs of energy sector y' day, they looked excited by
India's decision to slash corporate tax. They gave feedback that this decision
has sent a positive message in not only India but among global business
leaders, this will make India more competitive globally,” said PM Modi.
He addressed a speech to the gathering mentioning that President Trump calls him a ‘tough negotiator’ but Trump himself is the master in ‘art of the deal.’ During his speech, he also mentioned initiating a decisive battle against terrorism reminding everybody of the 9/11 attacks in the US and 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. PM Modi’s speech lasting for hours stressed on the firm stand taken by Donald Trump in the fight against terrorism, while he also glanced more into the subject of abrogation of Article 370 and people having a problem with it.
“Some people have a problem with the abrogation of Article 370. These are the same people who cannot govern their own country properly. These are the same people who shield terrorism and nurture it. The whole world knows them very well. Article 370 had deprived people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh of development. Terror and separatist elements were misusing the situation. Now people there have got equal rights,” said PM Modi.
Considering the prospering development he also shed light on deriving concrete methods in making a transparent ecosystem. Promoting Digital India’s girth, he urged people to pivot on it for ease of living. Reminding everyone of 2nd October, PM Modi strived in support of celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and bid people say goodbye to open defecation.
Donald Trump addresses to 50,000 Indian-Americans
of diversity and a vibrant democracy of India, PM Modi spoke of the chemistry
built-in Indo-US synergy. As soon as Donald Trump took the podium, he spoke of
honouring all the American and Indian military service members who protect
civilians from Islamic terrorism.
The US President went on praising the constant support by India talking of border security and a committed relationship between the two countries.
“India has never invested in the United States like it is doing today, and I want to say it is reciprocal because we are doing the same thing in India. Our relationship today is stronger than ever before and we are grounded in the commitment to democracy. As a result of PM Modi's pro-growth policies, India has lifted nearly 300 million out of poverty, and that is an incredible number,” said Donald Trump.
He also gave his warm wishes to PM Modi for his birthday since he turned 69 last week. PM Modi kept on clapping along with the audience as Donald Trump described him as America’s greatest and most loyal friend.
Abki baar, Trump Sarkar
Bolstered with such compliments and praises, PM Modi took the stage by ringing loud and clear, “Abki Baar, Trump Sarkar.” His reverent style of getting along with his ‘close friend’ was unstoppable as he amiably admired Trump with equal energy saying that his sense of leadership and passion for America goes deep.
People cheer and chant as PM welcomes his special person on the stage of NRG stadium embracing Trump.
“We are inspired by modern India he (PM
Modi) leads while mindful of the challenges, undeterred as India reaches into a new frontier of space and equally determined to lift millions out of poverty
back on earth,” said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer.
Mayor of Houston presents the key to the city
Thanking Houston for such an amazing welcome at the Mega event PM Narendra Modi later was presented with the Key to the city by The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner as the signet of respect and solidarity in standing with America.