Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented the key to Houston city upon his arrival at the Howdy Modi event. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was presented the key to Houston city upon his arrival at the Howdy Modi event. (ANI)

‘Howdy, Modi!’ event highlights: India has given farewell to Article 370, says PM Narendra Modi

  • PM Modi hit out at Pakistan for its support to terrorism and said India's decision to nullify Article 370 has caused trouble to those who cannot handle their country
  • PM Modi said he met Trump a few times and every time he has been warm, friendly, accessibly, energetic and full of wit

HOUSTON : Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded a rousing welcome on Sunday when he arrived at the crowded NSG stadium to address the Indian-American community along with US President Donald Trump.

The mega event will witness leaders of the two largest democracies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trump, sharing a stage before the largest gathering ever -- over 50,000 Indian-Americans -- for an elected foreign leader visiting the US.

Organised by the non-profit Texas India Forum, the event, with the tagline 'Shared Dreams, Bright Futures', will shine light on the tremendous contribution of Indo-Americans in United States and the strong and lasting partnership between the US and India.

Ahead of Prime Minister Modi's address, Indian-American artists from Texas and elsewhere performed cultural programmes.


Catch all the highlights:

  • PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump take a lap around the NRG stadium in Houston

  • I met CEOs of energy sector y'day, they looked excited by India's decision to slash corporate tax. They gave feedback that this decision has sent a positive message in not only India but among global business leaders, this will make India more competitive globally: PM Modi
  • President Trump calls me a 'tough negotiator', but he himself is a master of the 'art of the deal' and I am learning a lot from him: PM Modi
  • Be it the 9/11 in the United States or 26/11 in Mumbai, where are the conspirators found? Time has come for a decisive battle against terrorism and those who encourage terrorism: PM Modi

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  • Time has come for a decisive battle against terrorism and against those who promote terror. I want to stress on the fact that in this fight, President Trump is standing firmly: PM Modi
  • Some people have a problem with abrogation of article 370, these are same people who cant govern their own country properly. These are the same people who shield terrorism and nurture it. Whole world knows them very well: PM Modi
  • Article 370 had deprived people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh of development. Terror and separatist elements were misusing the situation. Now people there have got equal rights: PM Modi

Also Read: At Howdy Modi, PM says ‘all is well’ in multiple Indian languages, ends Hindi debate

  • Making a transparent ecosystem to ensure development reaches the last man in the queue: PM Modi
  • Leveraging Digital India for Ease of Living: PM Modi
  • Bidding a farewell to filth, outdated laws and complicated tax structure:PM Modi
  • From Ease of Doing Business to Ease of Living: PM Modi
  • On the 2nd of October when the country will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, India will bid farewell to open defecation. In the last 5 years we have bid farewell to 1500 archaic law: PM Modi
  • Today India is challenging the mindset of some people who believe that - nothing can change. Now we are aiming high and we are achieving higher: PM Modi
  • Our various languages are an important identity of our liberal and democratic society. For centuries our nation has been moving forward with dozens of languages and hundreds of dialects. Diversity is the foundation of our vibrant democracy : PM Modi
  • We are seeing new history and chemistry being made and witnessing new Indo-US synergy: PM Modi at 'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston.
  • This atmosphere is unprecedented & extraordinary, when you talk of Texas then everything is on a grand scale. I'm seeing history being made, and a new chemistry also: PM Modi
  • Today we honour all of the brave American and Indian military service members who work together to safeguard our freedom. We are committed to protecting innocent civilians from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism: Donald Trump


  • India has never invested in Unites States like it is doing today, and I want to say it is reciprocal because we are doing the same thing in India: Donald Trump
  • Border security is vital to both US and India, Trump says as Modi claps
  • Our relationship today is stronger than ever before and we are grounded in commitment to democracy: Donald Trump
  • As a result of PM Modi's pro growth policies, India has lifted nearly 300 million out of poverty, and that is an incredible number: Donald Trump
  • Donald Trump greets 'Happy Birthday' to PM Modi who turned 69 last week

Also Read: Howdy Modi: Modi has Trump’s hands on his shoulder as anthems play

  • Donald Trump describes PM Modi as America's greatest, most loyal friend; says he is doing exceptional job for India
  • We in India connected well with President Trump and with the words of candidate Trump, 'Ab ki baar Trump sarkar', rang loud and clear: PM Modi
  • Modi, in his style, vouched for Trump ahead of 2020 presidential polls, saying "ab ki baar Trump sarkar" - modifying the 'Ab ki baar Modi sarkar' slogan coined for the 2014 BJP election campaign.
  • We have met a few times, and every time he has been the same warm, friendly, energetic and accessible. I admire him also for his sense of leadership and passion for America: PM Modi
  • "You can feel the strength and depth of the bonds between our two nations," Modi said.The prime minister said "the people are at the heart of all relationships. From Houston to Hyderabad, from Boston to Bengaluru, from Chicago to Shimla, from Los Angeles to Ludhiana."Trump has already made the American economy strong again, Modi said.
  • Donald Trump's presence is extraordinary: PM Modi
  • PM Modi welcomes Donald Trump to Howdy Modi event
  • We have a special person with us in Houston: PM Modi referring to Donald Trump
  • US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on stage at NRG stadium in Houston
  • Watch: Cheers, chants greet PM as he arrives for mega Houston event


  • PM Modi welcomed Trump and the two leaders embraced each other and walked together towards the stage.


  • US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet at NRG stadium in Houston
  • Watch: Vaishnava Jana Toh-Amazing Grace medley to honour Mahatma Gandhi





  • US President Donald Trump arrives at NRG stadium in Houston, received by External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar


  • We are inspired by the modern India he(PM Modi) leads while mindful of the challenges, undeterred as India reaches into new frontier of space and equally determined to lift millions out of poverty back on earth: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer



  • Thank you Houston for such amazing affection!: PMO


  • PM Narendra Modi receives grand welcome at the NRG stadium, Houston


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on stage at NRG stadium in Houston, he will address the gathering shortly


  • Texas is home to a vibrant Indian diaspora :John Cornyn


  • The Mayor of Houston SylvesterTurner presents the Key to the City to Narendra Modi as the mark of respect, solidarity and long standing India-Houston relationship

  • Welcoming Prime Minister Modi, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner highlighted the significance of the event and said that Indians have been a key figure in the development of his city.
  • United States Congressional delegation arrives on stage at the HowdyModi event in Houston


  • PM Narendra Modi arrives at NRG stadium in Houston. He will address the gathering shortly
  • I don't know specifically about what sort of discussions the President & PM are going to have. I won't be surprised if there is some announcement by President Trump today, hopefully we'll be able to sort out trade differences: US Senator for Texas, John Cornyn


  • It surely will be a great day! Looking forward to meeting you very soon: Narendra Modi replies to US President Donald Trump


  • Bhangra artistes perform at #HowdyModi event in Houston, Texas. PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump to arrive shortly


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  • Cultural performances showcasing India's traditional and folk dances, along with a group performance which enthralled the crowd with Rabindra Sangeet. Highlighting the festive vibe of the event, several members of the crowd could be seen dancing in the aisles along with the performers
  • Will be in Houston to be with my friend. Will be a great day in Texas: Donald Trump



  • Dancers perform at #HowdyModi event in Houston. PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump to arrive shortly.


  • The event begins with a Sikh Gurbani prayer from the Kirtan singers of the Guru Nanak Society of Greater Cincinnati.

Photo Credit: Texas India Forum
Photo Credit: Texas India Forum


  • The 90-minute music, dance, and multimedia show features close to 400 artists and community members from Texas and across the nation
  • We're going to have good time, Donald Trump says before leaving for Houston

"We'll be going to Houston and we'll be at a very nice big stadium packed full of people with Prime Minister Modi," Trump told reporters on the South Lawns of the White House before he left for Houston, where he and Modi would address over 50,000 Indian-Americans.

"He (Modi) asked if I would go with him and I've accepted and We're going to have a good time," Trump said minutes before he boarded Marine One from the White House lawns. "I hear it's a tremendous crowd," he added.


  • Crowd awaits for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address

Photo Credit: Texas India Forum
Photo Credit: Texas India Forum

Some 50,000 Indian-Americans are due to pack into a Houston stadium Sunday for a rally with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined by US President Donald Trump, in a rare mass show of support for a foreign leader on US soil.


The mega event will witness leaders of the two largest democracies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trump, sharing a stage before the largest gathering ever -- over 50,000 Indian-Americans -- for an elected foreign leader visiting the US


Catch all the live updates:

  • Crowd awaits Prime Minister Modi’s address

  • Donald Trump will address the Indian diaspora at the "Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures" event at 9:30 pm (IST), according to the White House
  • Drums being played at NRG stadium in Houston


Joint Base Andrews (Maryland): President of the United States, Donald Trump emplanes for Houston. He will attend #HowdyModi event.

(Pic credit: Steve Herman, The Voice of America)
(Pic credit: Steve Herman, The Voice of America)


  • 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
  • The 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.
  • The summit, with the theme of "Shared Dreams, Bright Futures" will highlight 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.

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