Washington. Indian-Americans prepare for a cultural program to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival in the US capital from New York City after leading a yoga session at the United Nations Headquarters.
Prime Minister Modi will lead a yoga session at the United Nations Headquarters for the first time on the occasion of the ninth International Day of Yoga on June 21. Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit the US from June 21 to 24 at the invitation of US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. He will host a state banquet for Modi on June 22. During this visit, Modi will also address a joint session of the US Congress on 22 June. Modi will also address invited community leaders from across the country on June 23 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington.
Over 160 artistes have been rehearsing since last week to stage at least 25 cultural programs depicting the culture of 15 Indian states. Most of these will be dance, song and musical performances depicting the diverse rich culture of India.
The program on the arrival of the Prime Minister will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at the historic Freedom Plaza in front of the Willard Hotel near the White House. Indian Americans are planning to gather in large numbers at Freedom Plaza to welcome the Prime Minister with chants of “Vande Mataram” and hoisting of the tricolor.
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