PM Modi travels to US
September 21, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for his week-long trip to the US yesterday.
While there PM Modi will take part in several major events and meetings as well. One such event will be the inauguration of 'Gandhi Solar Park'. The solar park is a gift from India to the United Nations and consists of 193 solar panels that have been installed on the roof of the UN Headquarters.
India has spent about one million dollars on the project and PM Modi will inaugurate it on 24 September. The solar panels installation has a 50KW capacity and is a unique gift to the UN from India as its contribution to climate change.
India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said" "Never has there been a symbolic Indian effort at the UN, of a tangible nature, which impacts on every country of the type that the Gandhi Solar Park is going to be. The UN always talks about renewable energy, it always talks about climate action, climate change. By this small effort that we've made, we symbolise our willingness to go beyond the talk."
On the occasion, PM Modi will also inaugurate 'Gandhi Peace Garden' under which 150 trees will be planted to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
On the same day PM Modi will also be presented with the 2019 'Global Goalkeeper Award' by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be taking part in a mega event called "Howdy Modi" in Houston and 50,000 people are expected to be a part of it. Latest reports claim that US President Donald Trump may also attend the event that is to take place on 22 September.
PM Narendra Modi tweeted, "On Sunday, the 22nd at 10:15 AM local time there would be a large community programme in Houston. We are honoured that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump is gracing the programme with his presence. This gathering would be a new milestone in India-USA ties. #HowdyModi"
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi reacted and tweeted," Amazing what PM is ready to do for a stock market bump during his #HowdyIndianEconomy jamboree. At + 1.4 Lakh Crore Rs. the Houston event is the world's most expensive event, ever! But, no event can hide the reality of the economic mess "HowdyModi" has driven India into."