Over 50,000 people register for ‘Howdy, Modi!’ summit in Houston

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The Hush Post/ 06:00pm/ 1-min-read
Over 50,000 people have registered themselves for Indian-American community summit “Howdy, Modi!” to be held at Houston, Texas, in the US. The gathering will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 22 during his visit to the US for the UN General Assembly session.
“Howdy”, short for ‘How do you do?’, is a friendly greeting commonly used in southwestern United States.
Attendance to the summit is free, but passes have to be obtained which is now open for public, , organisers of the event said. The host of the event is the Texas India Forum, a Houston-based non-profit body.
The event will be held at the sprawling NRG football stadium in the U.S.’ fourth most populous city.
Houston, which has one of the largest concentration of over 5,00,000 Indian-American community in the US, is the energy capital of the world. Energy security is a priority area for the prime minister.
Over 39,000 people had signed up in the first two weeks.
This will be Modi’s third major address to the Indian-American community after he became the prime minister in 2014 and the first after his re-election in May.
The previous two were at the Madison Square Garden in New York in 2014 and the Silicon Valley in 2016. Both the events were attended by more than 20,000 people.

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