Indian tricolour proudly waves at the White House as PM Modi visits US
Indian tricolour proudly waves at the White House as PM Modi visits US || image credits: Google

India: The Indian Tricolour was spotted waving outside the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday as Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi arrived in the country. Jesal Nar, an Indian national living in New Jersey, said of the tricolour flying outside the White House: “It’s definitely an honour and a source of pride. I travel across America for work while carrying a tricolour.

However, the arrival of our honourable prime minister Narendra Modi in Washington DC for the new generation, engines, and everything is signalled by the tricolour waving freely in front of the White House. Therefore, it would be a great honour to watch India grow technologically, he remarked.

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Next week, Prime Minister Modi will make his first state visit to the US. PM Modi will speak to the Joint Session of the US Congress from June 20 to 24, and he will also meet with a number of American legislators, notable individuals, and well-known figures from the diaspora.

The ceremonial greeting of PM Modi is currently being practised on the South Lawn of the White House. On the invitation of US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, PM Modi is travelling to the US. The trip will start in New York, where the prime minister will preside over the International Day of Yoga ceremonies on 21 June at the UN building.

The prime minister will then proceed to Washington, D.C., where he will meet President Biden to carry on their high-level conversation after being given a formal welcome at the White House on June 22. 

The same evening, the Prime Minister will be honoured at a State Dinner hosted by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, according to a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). On June 22, PM Modi will address a joint session of the US Congress at the invitation of US Congressional Leaders, including Speakers of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy and the Senate Charles Schumer.

On June 23, US Vice President Kamala Harris and State Secretary Antony Bilnken will receive the prime minister at a luncheon.The Prime Minister will have a number of carefully planned contacts with top CEOs, experts, and other stakeholders in addition to his formal engagements. He’ll also get to know people from the Indian diaspora.¬†

Tariq Saeed

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