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PM Modi US Visit: PM Modi received a warm welcome in New York, will lead Yoga Day celebrations in UN today

Pankaj Prasad
PM Modi US Visit
PM Modi US Visit

PM Modi was warmly welcomed by expatriates who arrived at New York's John F Kennedy Airport.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York on Tuesday on an official visit to the US. PM Modi was given a grand welcome by the expatriate Indians who arrived at the city's John F Kennedy Airport. PM Modi shook hands and interacted with a large number of NRIs standing outside the airport. During this, the NRIs chanted Mother India. The city resounded with slogans of Modi-Modi. Let us tell you that PM Modi will lead the Yoga Day celebrations to be held at the United Nations Headquarters today.

After reaching New York, PM Modi tweeted that I have reached New York. Looking forward to join the Yoga Day program on 21st June and share thoughts with the leaders. Along with this, PM Modi also shared the pictures of the reception after reaching New York.

During the visit in New York, PM Modi will meet CEOs, Nobel laureates, economists, artists, scientists, scholars, entrepreneurs, academicians and health sector experts.

After the Yoga Day programme, PM Modi will leave for Washington DC. There will be a grand reception for PM Modi at the White House on June 22. US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden will host a dinner in honor of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the evening of 22 June. Prime Minister Modi will also address the Joint House of the US Congress.
On June 23, US Vice President Kamala Harris and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will jointly host a lunch to welcome PM Modi. Apart from this, the Prime Minister will meet other senior officials including CEOs and the Indian diaspora.

Egypt tour: PM will visit Al-Hakim Mosque

Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra informed that PM Modi will visit Egypt on June 24-25. The visit is at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. He will visit the Al-Hakim mosque of the 11th century Vohra community here. He will also pay homage to the Indian soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting for Egypt during the First World War. Along with this, many agreements will also be signed.

PM Modi gave interview to American newspaper

After reaching America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an interview to the English newspaper The Wall of Street Journal. PM Modi tweeted that in a conversation with The Wall Street Journal, he shared his thoughts on India-US relations. The Wall of Street Journal reported that during the conversation, PM Modi said that the relationship between New Delhi and Washington is very strong and deep.

Read, what PM said in the interview

During the interview, the PM said that I am the first Prime Minister born in independent India, so my thought process, conduct, what I say and do are all inspired and influenced by the specialties and traditions of my country. This gives me strength. I believe that India deserves to play a very high, deep and wide profile and role at the global level. PM Modi further said that there should be an evaluation of the existing membership in the Security Council. The world should be asked whether it wants India in the council? India is an important country contributing military to peacekeeping in the whole world. Today, the time has come for India's role in global politics to economy.

It is a matter of pride for me to escort the PM

Indian-American Congressman Thanedar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to America is historic. It is a proud honor for me to escort PM Modi. Prime Minister Modi's visit is not only special for America and India, but the visit is necessary for the peace of the Indo-Pacific region. Let me tell you, Thane was born in Karnataka and after living in India for 24 years, he reached America.
The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) hoisted a 250-feet long banner over the Hudson River in New York to welcome PM Modi during his historic visit.

One of the NRIs who arrived at the airport to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen wearing a unique Nehru jacket emblazoned with PM Modi's picture. He told that his name is Minesh C Patel. In 2015, on the occasion of Gujarat Day, he got this jacket made. He has 26 jackets with PM Modi's picture on them.