It promises to be a blockbuster show – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to around 20,000 Indian-Americans at the iconic Madison Square Garden will be beamed live on the giant screens of New York’s Times Square on September 28.
Indian American Community Foundation (IACF), organisers of the event, have signed a memorandum of understanding in this regard with Times Square Alliance.
Times Square, also fondly referred to as The Centre of the Universe, is a major commercial intersection in Manhattan, New York City. Its importance as a cultural and business hub is legendary. Around 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of whom are tourists.
Modi’s speech, which will be in Hindi, will carry English subtitles.
According to reports, IACF has raised about $ 1.5 million for the event, with donations still pouring in from across the United States. Thousands of people have made donations to IACF through its website.
The enthusiasm for Modi’s public gathering is huge. Over 40,000 people had applied for the 20,000 seats at the Madison Square Garden. IACF is also bringing out a souvenir magazine for the occasion.
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