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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Organized by the Indio American Community of West Coast

Sun Sep 27, 2015
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With preparations for India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Silicon Valley in full swing, the final phase of registration has successfully concluded. The total registrations saw over 45,000 individuals eager to participate in the excitement and hear the Prime Minister speak at SAP Arena in San Jose on Sunday, September 27. The final registration count is far greater than the capacity of the hall.

The initial registrations for the event were done through the over 500 welcome partners that registered their overall support for Prime Minister Modi and their support for the upcoming event. The second phase of registrations, which consisted of registrations of individuals not associated with an organization, have also concluded.

The final list of the 18,500 people who will get a chance to hear Prime Minister Modi speak live at the SAP Arena in San Jose on September 27 is yet to be decided. The current list of registrants spans the gamut of social, religious, and professional spheres. From taxi drivers and farmers to professionals and CEOs of large companies, the excitement being felt in the Silicon Valley is unprecedented. Mr. Naren Gupta, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, serves as the Co-chairman of the Indo American Community of West Coast (IACWC), the organization tasked with the responsibility of organizing this event.

He said: "With Silicon Valley as the center of innovation, we are all very excited about the possibilities that exist for India under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. PM Modi has outlined several key initiatives, including digital cities, alternate power and cleanliness that requite innovative approaches.

We want to give back to our homeland, we will give back to our homeland, and we plan to engage in thoughtful dialog with the PM about best ways to make a difference. We are looking forward to hosting our beloved Prime Minister’s to Silicon Valley to share our common goals and thinking."

The Prime Minister's visit will mark the first visit to California by an Indian Head of State in 33 years. Given his push for clean energy, his drive to digitize India, and his plans to empower the people of his country, Prime Minister Modi's presence in the Silicon Valley, the hub of technology and innovation, is considered by many to be a natural step towards taking India on the path to overall development.

Leading up to and after the reception, high impact programs and meetings are being scheduled to promote the shared ideals of innovation and entrepreneurship between Silicon Valley and India.

The event, free to the general public, is being totally funded by the Indian American community.

"This is a free event. The attendees are expected not to pay directly or indirectly to any organization. The expenses are taken care of by sponsorship from corporations, businesses and high net worth individuals," said Thakor Desai, a businessman and finance co-chair of IACWC.

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