I admire President Trump's belief in America's future: PM Modi in Houston


 | Updated: Sep 22, 2019, 11:39 PM IST

In a sign of India-US bonhomie, PM Modi and President Trump shared the stage at the NRG stadium in Houston in front of over 50,000 Indian-Americans

US President Donald Trump- Prime Minister Narendra Modi

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet at NRG Stadium in Houston. 

Addressing the diaspora the prime minister said, ' Abki Baar Trump Sarkar' and added that he admired Trump's belief on America. 



Donald Trump

Addressing the mega-event in Texas after receiving a warm welcome by PM Modi, Trump said that ties between India and America are stronger than ever.

"I am so thrilled to be here with one of America's greatest friend PM Modi of India. PM Modi is doing a great job with the people of India," he said.

"If we are elected, India will have a true friend in the White House India and America's ties are stronger than ever."


PM Modi enters the stadium amid 'Modi, Modi' chants

As the US Congressional delegates welcomed PM Modi, Mayor of Houston handed the 'keys of the city' to the Indian prime minister. NRG stadium reverberated with 'Modi, Modi' chants as the Indian prime minister entered the arena.


NRG Football Stadium: Served as venue for some of the most impressive events 

The roughly three-hour-long event is being organised at the sprawling NRG Football Stadium, one of the largest in the US, which has served as a venue for some of the most impressive events starring Beyonce, Metallica, to name a few.



NRG Stadium ahead of the mega Howdy Modi event

Enthusiastic people of the Indian diaspora started arriving at the NRG stadium, hours before the "Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures" event at Houston kicked off.


'Shared Dreams, Bright Futures'

The summit, with the theme of "Shared Dreams, Bright Futures" aimed at highlighting the contributions of Indian-Americans in enriching the American life for the last seven decades as well as the key role they have played in strengthening relations between the two nations.


Celebrations ahead of the address

Artists playing drums before the address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston.


Excitement among the Indian diaspora

The excitement amongst the Indian diaspora can be ascertained from the fact that the people arriving at the stadium included some who had come off from neighbouring Canada to witness the event.