PM Narendra Modi's US visit: Indo-US Community Foundation launches “website”
The website called Pmvisit.org has mentioned details about the Modi's visit. PM Modi will address a gathering of 20,000 people on September 28th, Sunday at Madison Square Garden, New York.
The newly-launched portal says that the event will start at 11 am.
Those who wish to attend the event will have to buy ticket and produce their photo IDs. Interested people can also call on toll free number- 844 738 3810.
The website has been designed in an interactive way wherein the people can get connected to social media networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, to keep themselves abreast about the latest updates.
Besides, people can also suggest, support and volunteer and submit their ideas to meet key objectives to help in the success of the program.
More than 300 Indo-American organisations from across the US have come together to give PM Narendra Modi a "historic public reception", when he comes here on his maiden visits as India's Prime Minister in September.
The event is also expected to be attended by a number of US lawmakers.
Given that the Madison Square Garden in Midtown Manhattan in the Big Apple, having a capacity of 18,000 to 20,000 people, is expected to be jam packed, this would be the largest ever public address by an Indian Prime Minister, or for that matter an Indian leader overseas.
Modi's scheduled public reception is also said to be the largest by a foreign leader on American soil in recent memory.
And given that even mainstream a politicians have a tough time in attracting a few thousand people to their events, Modi addressing nearly 20,000 people at one venue on September 28, would be considered as a massive rally by American standards.
On Thursday, a new Congressional report said that the US is eager to engage with India's new government led by Modi and re-energize what some see as a flagging relationship.
Modi "is known as a strong-willed and effective, if perhaps autocratic, administrator," said the background report for US lawmakers.