Over 150,000 residents in Houston are Indian American, with more than half born in India.
In a video, it can be seen that one of the woman officials handed over a flower bouquet to Modi.
"We are here to welcome Prime Minister Modi for the work he is doing for the Sikh community".
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With no clear victor , some analysts here see the chances of a coalition government coming in place quite bleak at the moment. And I call on you, Benny. "The nation expects us, both of us, to show responsibility and act in cooperation", he said.
PM Modi and I have come to celebrate everything India and America share.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on his visit to US.
Addressing the Indian diaspora at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump said India and the United States were committed to protecting innocent civilians from radical Islamic terrorism.
Around 50 buses have been used to transport up to 40,000 people to the protest site, who are are taking part in the demonstration.
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The roughly three-hour-long event is being organised at the sprawling NRG Football Stadium, one of the largest in the United States, which has served as a venue for some of the most impressive events starring Beyonce, Metallica, to name a few.
"We are proud to have you as Americans", said Trump to the Indian-American community. From Houston, Modi will fly to NY where he will address the annual high-level UN General Assembly session in NY on September 27 and will have a packed agenda. The PM's first meeting after he lands in Houston will be to attend a roundtable with top executives of 16 of the world's biggest energy companies.
Also, the message which President Trump sends when he speaks along with the prime minister is that USA and India are geopolitically aligned. It's Shringla who's reportedly the brain behind setting up a second meeting between Modi and Trump at the sidelines of the UNGA on September 24. The meeting in NY is expected to set the tone of bilateral relationship between the two countries over the next few years.
The two leaders are again scheduled to meet later in the week in NY on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.
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The September 22 rally - dubbed, with a touch of Texan twang, "Howdy, Modi!" - will mark a rare joint appearance between a U.S. president and a foreign leader before an ethnic community and be the pair's third meeting this year.