New York: Indian Americans across the United States are eagerly preparing to extend a warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming historic state visit. Special events are being organized in New York and Washington DC, the primary destinations on PM Modi’s itinerary.
The White House has said that Modi’s visit will be a chance to build on a commitment to a free and secure Indo-Pacific region, as well as develop technology partnerships and tackle climate change. The U.S. is seeking to forge stronger ties overseas — especially in Asia — to counter China’s aggression in the region. Modi’s congressional address would come amid a state visit, which includes plans to celebrate PM Modi with high diplomatic honors, reserved only for the close U.S. allies.
Organizers have announced plans for an ‘India Unity Day’ march to be held in 20 major cities on June 18, two days before his arrival. ‘India Unity Day’ march will be organized from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in DC while similar marches will also take place in 20 other prominent cities across the nation, including New York’s Times Square and San Francisco’s Golden Bridge.
The welcoming festivities will also include a cultural extravaganza at Lafayette Square Park, where diverse Indian American groups and organizations will showcase India’s rich cultural heritage.
Indian American leaders, including prominent figures like Ajay Bhutoria and Ashok Mago, have expressed their delight at the visit, emphasizing the strong partnership and enduring friendship between India and the US.