Photos from Narendra Modi’s biggest-ever American rally


Despite the adverse weather conditions, thousands flocked Houston’s NRG Stadium to see and hear Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, yesterday (Sept. 22).

From kids to elderly American-Indians, the event hosted by community group Texas India (TI) Forum, was attended by over 50,000 people, according to Modi himself.

Even as the crowd waited for over two hours for Modi and US president Donald Trump to appear on stage, the energy at the venue was palpable. With Indian flags and “NaMo” (Narendra Modi) jerseys, the crowd chanted “Modi, Modi” and “Bharat maata ki jai” (Hail mother India).

Here are some images from Modi’s biggest-ever public event in the US:

People cheer as Trump arrives to speak at the event.

An attendant dances wearing a Modi mask.

A man wearing a shirt with Modi’s photo printed on it.

Attendees dressed in traditional clothes take pictures during the event.

Attendants cheer as Modi takes the stage.

A boy holds a placard depicting sketches of Trump and Modi.

Attendees hold up signboards and Indian flag.

A packed venue. The event was completely sold out as of Aug. 21.

Attendees sloganeering.

Cardboard cutout depicting Modi.

Modi and Trump stand on stage for the national anthems of both countries.

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