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Howdy Modi: A Community Summit for Indian Prime Minister Modi on 22 September

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Howdy Modi is a community summit, which will be organized by the Texas India Forum (TIF) for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this Sunday, 22nd September at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. From India Shri Venugopal Badaravada, Member of General Council National Livestock Mission is attending "Howdy Modi" in Houston Texas.

Texas looks forward to welcome PM Modi to Houston, which is home to one of the biggest and most vibrant Indian Communities in the US. This historic visit will strengthen the already strong bonds between Houston and India on trade, culture and tourism - all of which benefit all Houstonian said Mayor Sylvester Turner. One more common thing is the Brahman cattle. The Brahman is an American breed of zebuine beef cattle. It was bred in the US from 1885 from cattle originating in India.

The word 'Howdy'  is a short form from  'How do you do?’ - a friendly greeting commonly used in the southwestern US. Texas India Forum (TIF), with the help of more than 1000 volunteers are organizing a community summit for PM Modi on 22nd September 2019. TIF has also confirmed that over 650 community organizations have already signed up to be 'welcome partners' for the program. More than 50,000 attendees have registered for the event in just three weeks. It is also mentioned that the live audience will be the largest gathering for an invited foreign leader visiting the nation, apart from the Pope.

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Stephanie Grisham, White House Secretary had said in a statement that "It will be a great opportunity to emphasize the strong ties between the people of US and India, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the world's oldest & largest democracies, and to discuss ways to deepen their energy and trade relationship."

The event will include a cultural program and an address by Modi. A 90-minute cultural program titled, 'Woven: The Indian-American Story' is going to performed celebrating the contributions of Indian-Americans to the cultural & social landscape of the US.  'Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures' event will be held at the pulsating NRG Stadium in Houston.

In India, few days back,  Modi participated in Gau Puja as he reached the venue of Pashu Arogya & Vigyan Mela. Hitting out at critics, Indian PM said that livestock are the most valuable source of additional income for Indian farmers and are the backbone of any agrarian economy. Modi also announced an Aadhaar scheme to identify vaccinated cows. 

PM Modi is visiting Texas, where The American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) is based that was founded in 1924 as the official breed registry of American Brahman cattle in the US. Its original mission was to maintain parentage and ownership records of American Brahman cattle.

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Brahman cattle increases profitability and play an important role in crossbreeding programs worldwide. Brahman cattle are the common thread connecting other American breeds developed in the last century. Often referred to as “Crossbreeding Common Denominator,” cattlemen on every continent seek American Brahman genetics. The Brahman female and her F-1 offspring, the queens of cow country, are in high demand by cattlemen around the globe. The Brahman breed’s development is an unparalleled success story. Today’s cattlemen breed Brahmans for all the right reasons.

The Brahman is an American breed of zebuine beef cattle. It was bred in US from 1885 from cattle originating in India, imported at various times from the United Kingdom, from India and from Brazil; these included Gir, Guzerá, Indu-Brasil and Ongole stock. The Brahman has a high tolerance of heat, sunlight and humidity, and good resistance to parasites. It has been exported to many countries, particularly in the Tropics.

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