Do not miss Narendra Modi's visit to California, here's why?

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PM Modi's second US visit is marked with even more important events-the foremost being the United Nations General Assembly. However, the Prime Minister summerizes the importance of his own visit in the following words: "build on the substantial ground covered during my last visit to USA."

Meeting the Facebook giant-Mark Zuckerberg-is another thing on the agenda. However, his California visit is considered the most important in the Indian diaspora as it will release a number of knots.


The Indian Premier will land in California on September 26th and will visit the West Coast, which is a hub of start-ups, innovation and technology. In fact, this is the first time in 33 years that an Indian PM will visit the region, despite the fact that it has a large concentration of Indian-Americans and IT workers. Apart from this, he would be engaging in the following activities throughout the day:

  • Visit Google campuses, while meeting new CEO Sundar Pichai
  • Visit Tesla Motors, discussing the renewable energy with Elon Musk. 
  • He will also meet with Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, and Adobe Systems' CEO Shantanu Narayen. 
  • He will be addressing a Renewable Energy Roundtable with USDOC and Stanford University.
  • ‘India-US Start-up Konnect'- hosted by the Nasscom, TiE Silicon Valley and IIM Ahmedabad's CIIE India, has been lined up the very same day, something that the PM himself is enthusiastic about. Here, teams of vibrant Indian start-ups will showcase their innovations and products and explore partnerships with the vibrant American start-up industry.

September 27th

It is likely to be as eventful and productive as the previous day.

Narendra Modi visit to the offices of Facebook Inc in Palo Alto is on the cards. Here, he will be part of a Q&A series in Townhall at the FB headquarters with Mr Mark Zuckerberg. He will discuss global issues relating to India, particularly on the economy of the society. And to this, PM posts on his FB page: "This is a Townhall you shouldn't miss."

Thereafter, he will be addressing the Indian diaspora in a Madison Square Garden.

Modi will take a tour of the offices of Facebook Inc., in Palo Alto. "I will be part of a Townhall Q&A at the Facebook HQ along with Mr. Mark Zuckerberg on 27th September 2015 at 10 pm IST (9:30 AM Pacific time). We will discuss some global issues and issues relating to India, particularly on the economy and society," the prime minister said. This is a Townhall you shouldn't miss," Modi said on his Facebook page.

On September 27, the PM will address the Indian diaspora at the SAP Center Arena in San Jose on 27th September at 5:30 pm [Follow Live here]. With more than 45,000 Indians, this would certainly be the most sought after event of the day.

[Read: (Day 2) Updates: PM Narendra Modi's 2nd US visit to US]

The PM on his FB post said,"The Indian diaspora has left no stone unturned in strengthening India-USA ties. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our diaspora that has made immense contributions to both our societies. I am sure my US visit will be fruitful and further deepen the bond between the world's oldest and largest democracies."

The event will be marked by traditional and contemporary Indian dance forms.

For the live streaming of each and every event, please log on to PMO's Youtube Channel, Narendra Modi's youtube channel. For the FB event, you can visit Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page. You can also check out the website of the Indo American Community of West Coast.

You can also follow the chronology of events on Narendra Modi's website.

As of 2013, more than 2 million Indian-born immigrants resided in the United States, accounting for 4.7 percent of the 41.3 million foreign-born population.

Certainly, Modi's visit to the state would address not just the diasporic bondings, but also leaves open options for mergers and investments.

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