Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won the Indian elections in a landslide victory, will speak at the Madison Square Garden in New York City during his visit to US later this month.The event is scheduled to be held on September 28, 2014.
The tickets for the venue have already been sold out. However, if you do not want to miss this historic moment, visitors can gather at Times Square, New York where the Indian leader’s address would be broadcasted live on a large screen.
Narendra Damodardas Modi hails from the Indian state of Gujarat. He has served as the Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. He is famously known for his people friendly economic policies and his efficient administration.
The event has been organized by Indian American Community Foundation (IACF), a platform for Indian organizations.
18,000 free tickets have been distributed to various community organizations across The United States of America.
The event will be streamlined online at www.pmvisit.org with English subtitles and audio translations since the minister will speak in Hindi, India’s national language.
The mega event has been billed as the largest ever gathering to hear a foreign leader speak about ‘India’s aspirations in the global world’ to ‘one of the largest growing Indian American Diaspora in the world’.
The IACF has also been helping student groups and communities organize and arrange group viewings at various places in the US.
The Madison Square Garden event will be emceed by Nina Davaluri. She was the first Indian American to win the Miss America title in the year 2013. The event will be co -hosted by PBS news anchor, Hari Sreenivasan.
PM Modi will spend three days in New York City before travelling to Washington DC on September 28, 2014. He will also address the U.N. General Assembly and hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders.
He is also scheduled to visit the 9/11 memorial and interact at the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park.