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Grand welcome awaits PM Narendra Modi in US, website launched

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 16:24

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be given a grand welcome during his visit to the United States in September. Modi, who was shunned by Uncle Sam for 10 years, will address a gathering of 20,000 people on September 28 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.

The event is being organised by the Indian American Community Foundation (IACF) and it has launched a website to ensure maximum publicity for the success of the program.

The website is inviting people to submit ideas to meet key objectives to ensure the success of the program. The community institutions interested in supporting the event have been requested to mobilise people to attend the program. The volunteers have been asked to give time and skills to contribute to the organising committee.

The website enables one to register himself for event passes.
An IANS report has stated that a new Congressional report has said that the US is eager to engage India`s new government led by Modi and re-energise 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 the US lawmakers.
President Barack Obama and other top US officials "have expressed an interest in revitalizing bilateral fora so as to further boost trade and investment flows, deepen security cooperation, and otherwise solidify the geopolitical alignment with India."

Modi, the report noted, had also vowed to "implement a more assertive Indian foreign policy that could see the country shift away from its traditional `non-alignment` approach to global politics."

First Published: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 16:06

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