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Narendra Modi’s Hectic Meetings in US Include NRIs, top Journalists, Clintons and Obama

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi answering the questions of the children at the "Teachers' Day" function, at Manekshaw Auditorium, in New Delhi on September 05, 2014. (PIB Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi answering the questions of the children at the “Teachers’ Day” function, at Manekshaw Auditorium, in New Delhi on September 05, 2014. (PIB Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a whirlwind tour of the US with his meeting schedule drawn tightly with speeches at the UN General Assembly on Saturday, followed by about 35 meetings in total, besidees meeting 36,000 NRIs at Madison.

Though he is on fast owing to Navratri festival during the trip, he will nonetheless, take part in all the parties hosted in his honour including the one by US President Barack Obama.

Here is a quick glance at his itinerary in the US:

Sept. 26:

Arrives in New York. Meeting with New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio.

Sept. 27

Meeting with former New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Pay homage to 9/11 memorial in New York.
Address the 69th session of United Nations general assembly in New York.
Speech at Global Citizen’s Festival at Central Park in New York.
Meeting with “distinguished” people of Indian origin.

Sept. 28

Speech to an audience of 18,000 people at New York City’s iconic sports and entertainment arena Madison Square Garden.
Meeting members of the Sikh community from the US and Canada.
Meeting the American Jewish community.
Indian ambassador to US S. Jaishankar will be hosting a dinner where Modi will meet some top non-resident Indians, including top Indian media men.
Meeting with Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina.

Sept. 29

Breakfast with 11 chief executives of some of the top US companies, including Eric Schmidt of Google, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, Ajaypal Singh Banga of Mastercard.
One-on-one meetings with six chief executives. They are: W James McNerney Jr., chairman of Boeing; Laurence D Fink, CEO of BlackRock; Ginni Rometti, president and CEO of IBM; Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, Lloyd C Blankfein; chairman of Goldman Sachs.
Meeting with Bill and Hillary Clinton in New York City.
Private dinner with US president Barack Obama (although Modi will be fasting).

Sept. 30

Visit to the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King memorial and Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington.
Lunch meeting with vice president Joe Biden and secretary of state John Kerry.
Meeting with around 300 members of US-India Business Council in Washington.
Meeting with the House leadership and speaker John Boehner.
Meeting with Obama in Washington.
Meeting with governor of Maryland Martin O’ Malley.

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