Watch PM Modi lead historic Yoga Session at the United Nations HQ in New York
Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani arrive at the White House for the State Dinner
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra arrives at the White House for the State dinner.
Indra Nooyi, former Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo arrives at the White House for the State Dinner
Indian-American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan arrives at the White House for the State Dinner.
Zerodha Co-Founder Nikhil Kamath arrives at the White House for the State Dinner.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at the White House for the State dinner.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella arrives at the White House for the State dinner.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai arrives at the White House for the State dinner.
US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo arrives at the White House for the State dinner.
"We had a great time with the Prime Minister Modi. We have a very strong relationship, PM Modi continues to make that grow and make both nations stronger," says Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy as he enters the White House for the State Dinner
"It has been wonderful, beyond my wildest dreams. It has grown so strong, this is not just the relationship between two men, or two governments, its really two peoples," says US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti as he enters the White House for the State Dinner
I have visited the White House many times after becoming the PM. This is the first time the gates of the White House have been opened for the Indian-American community in such large numbers: PM Modi
Thank you President Biden for your friendship: PM Modi
"US and India, together, are tackling some of the most pressing issues in the world. We share common values": Biden
"Prime Minister Modi welcome back to the White House", says US President Biden.
PM Modi arrives at White House.
PM Modi will be accorded Guard of Honour on his arrival at the White House.
"Here are memorable highlights from the #YogaDay programme in New York City…," PM Modi tweeted. Watch the video.
WATCH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC on his arrival here yesterday. PM is on a State visit to the USA at the invitation of US President Joseph Biden and First Lady Dr Jill Biden.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden visited the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia earlier today as they highlighted the US and India's shared priority around education and workforce. Indian Ambassador to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu and US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti were also present with them.
Video: PM Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the White House in Washington DC, exchanged gifts
PM Narendra Modi gifts a copy of the first edition print of the book, ‘The Ten Principal Upanishads’ to US President Joe Biden
PM Modi Gifts President Biden special sandalwood box crafted by craftsman from Jaipur, a silver Ganesha idol
PM Modi thanks President Biden and FLOTUS Jill for hosting him at the White House
The much-awaited celebration of the International Yoga Day begins at the United Nations headquarters with PM Modi leading the event.
May everyone be happy, may everyone be healthy: PM Modi concludes his speech
Yoga is free from copyright, free from patents, and free from royalties, says PM Modi.
Prime Minister says, "Last year the entire world came together to support India's proposal to celebrate 2023 as the International Year of Millets...It is wonderful to see the entire world come together again for Yoga."
Yoga comes from India and it is a very old tradition. Yoga is free from copyrights, patents and free from royalty payments. Yoga is adaptable to your age, gender and fitness level. Yoga is portable and is truly universal.: PM Modi
We've gathered here at the meeting point of entire humanity. I am delighted to see you all and thank you all for coming. I am told that almost every nationality is represented here today. Yoga means to unite, so you are coming together is an expression of another form of Yoga: PM Modi
PM Modi addresses the gathering at the United Nations headquarter in New York ahead of International Day Of Yoga celebrations led by him. Watch here:
Yoga changes our physical performance but it can spark in us different mental and intellectual performance. I have been an admirer of Yoga. Our world needs balance and self-control. Yoga is one of the means of achieving this: UNGA President Csaba Kőrösi
Today's celebration is indeed very special as PM Modi will lead us in doing yoga here. It is under his leadership that 21st June was declared as International Yoga Day: Ruchira Kamboj, Ambassador of India to the UN
PM Modi, other dignitaries pay tributes at Mahatma Gandhi statue before the start of the event.
Dignitaries such as Csaba Korosi, the President of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, actor Richard Gere, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, digital evangelist Vala Afshar, acclaimed storyteller Jay Shetty, Indian chef and restaurateur Vikas Khanna, and Grammy award winner Ricky Kej are among the notable individuals anticipated to participate in the Yoga Day event led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
In a video message commemorating the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized India's commitment to fostering traditions that promote unity, acceptance, and inclusivity. On June 21, he passionately urged everyone to overcome contradictions, obstacles, and resistance by embracing yoga.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to guide a one-of-a-kind yoga session at the United Nations Headquarters, marking a momentous occasion to honor the 9th International Day of Yoga. This event will witness the presence of esteemed U.N. officials, diplomats from various nations, and notable personalities, all joining in to participate.
PM Modi met a group of people associated with key think tanks. "We talked about different aspects of policy making and the emerging global trends. Emphasised on the positive changes in India and how they are being powered by our youth," said PM Modi after his meet.
PM Modi had an informative discussion with a group of healthcare experts. They shared their rich perspectives on ways to augment healthcare capacities in India. He told them about the work we have done in integrating latest technology in the sector and India's efforts like TB elimination.
PM Modi held an extensive interaction with a group of academics in New York. They shared their views on how to further strengthen the education sector in India with a focus on skills and innovation and talked about the transformative potential of India's National Education Policy.
PM Modi praises Elon Musk after their meet in New York. "Great meeting you today @elonmusk! We had multifaceted conversations on issues ranging from energy to spirituality," said PM Modi in his latest tweet. "It was an honour to meet again," Musk replied.
At around 5:30 pm IST, I will participate in the Yoga program which is being organised at the headquarters of the United Nations. The coming together of more than 180 countries on India's call is historic: PM Modi in a video message on the occasion of International Day of Yoga
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator Neil De Grasse Tyson, in New York.
PM Modi met Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Musk after meeting the Indian PM was excited about India's future plans. Overwhelmed after meeting PM Modi, Musk said, "He (PM Modi) really cares about India as he's pushing us to make significant investments in India. I am a fan of Modi. It was a fantastic meeting & I like him quite a lot."
"The Sikh community stands behind PM Modi. He has done a lot for the Sikh community and India. We are very proud to have him here today. We are against terrorism, that is why we have come here. India is working hard to fight terrorism" says Darshan Singh Dhaliwal, a member of the Sikh community
"PM Modi's visit will be an opportunity to reaffirm the deep and close partnership between the United States and India and the warm bonds of the family and friendship that link America, Americans and clearly, Indians together. And so that's very important to the (US) President," said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre on PM Modi's state visit to the US.
During his visit to New York, USA, PM Narendra Modi will meet around 24 people, including Nobel laureates, economists, artists, scientists, scholars, entrepreneurs, academicians, health sector experts, and more. PM will be meeting Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Grammy award-winning Indian-American singer Falu (Falguni Shah), Paul Romer, Nicholas Nassim Taleb, Ray Dalio, Jeff Smith, Michael Froman Daniel Russel, Elbridge Colby, Dr Peter Agre, Dr Stephen Klasko and Chandrika Tandon.
From New York, PM Modi will travel to Washington D.C. where he will hold talks with President Biden.
Modi is visiting the US from June 21-24 at the invitation of President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, who will host him at a state dinner on June 22. The visit includes an address by the prime minister to the joint session of the US Congress on June 22.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in New York on first leg of his official State visit to the United States
During his visit to New York, PM will meet CEOs, Nobel laureates, economists, artists, scientists, scholars, entrepreneurs, academicians, health sector experts today. On June 21, PM will attend Yoga Day celebrations at the UN HQ.