As part of an outreach programme by the Congress party, Gandhi will meet overseas Indians at an event in New York. He is likely to address members of the think- tank community at an event organised by the Centre for American Progress, and interact with the corporate world at another programme organised by the US-India Business Council.
Announcing on Twitter, he tweeted: "Looking forward to addressing students of University of California, Berkeley and interacting with Indian Overseas Congress members with Sam Pitroda during my visit to the US."
Looking forward to addressing students @UCBerkeley & interacting w/Indian Overseas Congress members w/@sampitroda during my visit to the US
The trip will also highlight Gandhi family's long association with Berkeley as India's first prime minister and his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru had delivered a speech at the same university in the year 1949.
As reported by PTI, Sam Pitroda said, "The purpose of the visit is two-fold. One is to meet interesting and global thinkers, to have a conversation on what is happening the world over on economy, on technology, on opportunities, and really understand different views from experts on the global scene."
He added, "Gandhi may meet some members of the ruling Republican Party as well. A lot of these meetings are going to be small and private. He wants to understand more about what's happening globally and what's the global view of the situation is. He is coming to meet with students and academicians and various thinking people in the US."