Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic state visit to the US next month, Indian-Americans are planning to welcome him with ‘Bharat Ekta Diwas’ marches in 20 major cities of the country on June 18.
This was announced by the organizers of this march. Prime Minister Modi will pay his first state visit to the US in June at the invitation of US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. The Biden couple will also host Modi at a state banquet on 22 June.
Adapa Prasad, leader of the Indian American community and national president of Overseas Friends of BJP-USA, said, “The Indian American community is very excited about Modi’s visit. The community is gathering here on June 18 at the National Memorial in Washington DC.
He said, ‘And ‘Bharat Ekta Diwas’ march will be taken out from Washington Monument to Lincoln Memorial and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be welcomed. It will be organized two days in advance.
Preparing to make the trip memorable
He said on Sunday that welcome marches would be taken out at historic sites such as Times Square in New York and the Golden Bridge in San Francisco at about 20 places in the US “passing through major cities from east to west, north to south”. Other cities where marches will take place include Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Columbus and St. Louis. Describing the state visit as a historic event, Prasad said that all sections of the Indian American community are preparing unitedly to welcome the Prime Minister and make it a memorable event.
PM Modi’s visit before G20
Preparations are underway at all major venues in New York and Washington DC to welcome the Prime Minister. Several other leaders of the Indian-American community have also welcomed the visit of the Prime Minister. Ajay Bhutoria, a distinguished Indian-American leader and advocate of strong US-India relations, said, “I am very pleased with the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US.
The visit will bear witness to the strong and enduring partnership between our two great nations. Modi’s visit to the US comes ahead of the G20 summit to be hosted by India in September.
State visit for the first time
White House Press Secretary K. Announcing Modi’s upcoming US visit on May 10, Jean-Pierre said that the visit will further deepen the deep and close partnership between the US and India, as well as strengthen the warm ties that bind Americans and Indians. . Modi has traveled to the US more than half a dozen times for bilateral and multilateral meetings since becoming Prime Minister in 2014 and has held meetings with all three US Presidents Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
But now, for the first time, he has been invited for an official state visit, an honor accorded only to America’s closest allies.