Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested Indians living across the world on Sunday to send at least five non-Indian families to India as tourists every year.
Addressing a gathering of members of the Indian community, he said, “Can you do something for me? It is a small request. I am saying this to all Indians living all over the world. You take a decision that every year, each one of you will send at least five non-Indian families to India as tourists.”
The Prime Minister said this after unveiling the plaque of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Eternal Gandhi Museum here, inauguration of the Gujarati Samaj of Houston Event Centre and a Siddhi Vinayak temple.
“The Eternal Gandhi museum will be a prized cultural landmark in Houston. I have been associated with this effort for a while. It will surely make Gandhi Ji’s thoughts popular among the youth addressed this in his tweet.
This year the world is marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. At the @UN, India will host a programme to mark this special occasion. The event, which would be graced by world leaders, will showcase the rich thoughts of Gandhi Ji.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 20, 2019
Modi also thanked the Indian community in Houston for setting the stage for a “glorious future” of Indo-US ties, it said in another tweet.
Since assuming office, you have been a steadfast friend of India and the Indian community.
Your presence indicates your respect towards India and the Indian diaspora. pic.twitter.com/iGHjT6Tp5a
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 23, 2019