Preparations underway for PM Modi's Madison Square Garden address

Preparations are going on in full swing for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

New York: Preparations are going on in full swing for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Madison Square Garden, an India-American at the event, Ladwa said that Narendra Modi had already arrived on the world stage in May when he won the biggest election in human history and this is just a continuation of an outreached programme that Prime Minister Modi and now India in its entirety is engaged with the rest of the world."

"It's a celebration of two things, firstly of India's democracy and through that democracy the leadership of Narendra Modi, and secondly, it's a celebration of the Diaspora, the Indian community that lives around the world and the two million people of Indian origin that live here in the United States who contribute not only to the economy here; they contribute back home to India as well," said Ladwa.

He added that Prime Minister Modi's upcoming speech at the Madison Square gives a message of unity amongst Indians around the world that Narendra Modi has put before the world, secondly of action and thirdly of progress of India and the India community on the move.

Moreover, about Narendra Modi's presence at yesterday's Global Citizen Concert, he said, "I think there is an enthusiasm for everything that he represents, he represents progress, development, new India, young India, an India that is no longer going to sit back but an India that is on the move and going forward, and that's what excites not only Indians but people around the world who have been waiting for the potential of India to progress."

Terming Narendra Modi's US visit as historic he said, "As US is the most powerful democracy in the world and India is the largest and most emerging democracy so it's the coming together of people of growing shared values within the world and people that want to make real change in the world. The visit will over the years be seen as which set the tempo for a new phase within US-India relations."

Another Indian-American Chandra Kant B Patel staying in London from past 48 years said that the visit is a substantial gain for India and America, Narendra Modi has the strategy with which America and India can both work in economy, world politics, etc.

Indian Americans have been queuing up to buy the tickets for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at Madison Square Garden, with organizers saying that due to the tremendous demand for tickets they had to restrict almost 450 associations that became 'welcoming partners'.

In his departure statement while heading towards US, Prime Minister Modi had said, "I keenly await the opportunity to meet the Indian American community at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Their success in diverse fields, their contribution to the United States, their abiding bonds with India, and their role as a vibrant bridge between the two largest democracies is a source of pride for us. They serve as a window to our heritage, progress and potential."

Madison Square Garden is a historic and technologically advanced venue which can accommodate almost 20,000 people.

It is well known as the venue where Beatles' founder John Lennon played his last concert. And boxing legend Muhammad Ali fought his first match.

The historic Times Square arena would also be able to witness the Prime Minister speech live.