White House gatecrasher to host US-India Polo Cup

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 13:36

Washington: Tareq Salahi, who gate
crashed the State Dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama
in honour of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House
on Tuesday, is a known friend of India.

Virginia couple Tareq and Michaele Salahi entered the
White House uninvited and had a "wonderful time" in the
company of Obamas and Singh at the high-profile `black tie`
state dinner.

In fact, Tareq and Michaele are instrumental in
India`s first ever participation in world famous America`s
Polo Club at the prestigious National Mall in Washington next
summer – June 11 and 12.

The announcement in this regard was made by Salahi
himself at a reception hosted by the Indian Embassy in
Washington on September 9 and the kick-off event was held at
the National mall on September 19.

Salahi had told PTI at the event that he is captain of
the US Polo Team.

Speaking at the Indian Embassy reception on September
9, Salahi announced that he had invited A R Rahman and
Pussycat Dolls to perform during the tournament at the
National Mall; which is expected to be attended by thousands
of people.

"We are really excited about this partnership (between
India and the US)," he said, adding that the America`s Polo
Cup has been the tradition in Washington DC since 1923.

Thousands of people converge at the National Mall
during the two-day annual event.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 13:36

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