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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Sikh and Bohra community in Houston

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Sikh and Bohra communities. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 22, 2019, 08.16 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met and interacted with the members of Sikh and Bohra communities in Houston.

During the interaction with the Sikh community, they congratulated PM Modi on some decisions taken by the Government of India. 

The Sikh community has also submitted a memorandum to the prime minister.

Submitting the memorandum, the Sikh community has requested PM Modi to address the issues of - 1984 Sikh genocide, dedicating Delhi airport to Guru Nanak Dev International Airport, Article 25 of Indian Constitution and Anand Marriage Act, Visa and Passport renewal of asylees.

''We submitted a memorandum and thanked Modi ji for what he has done for Sikh community. We thanked him for the Kartarpur corridor. President Trump is coming here tomorrow (at Howdy Modi), shows how important a leader PM Modi is,'' Avinder Chawla, sitting Commissioner, Arvin, California said.

The members of the Bohra community also met and interacted with the prime minister. They also felicitated PM Modi.

 
Earlier, PM Modi also met CEOs from the energy sector at Hotel Post Oak in Houston city to energise India-USA friendship on the first day of his week-long US visit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport at Houston, Texas on Saturday on a week-long visit to the United States.

PM Modi is scheduled to address 50,000 Indian diaspora today in Houston in an event called ''Howdy Modi''.

The event which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump will see the giant NRG stadium filled to the capacity.