Selfie of the year for young boy at Howdy Modi rally in Houston


Houston: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump were interacting with some young performers at the “Howdy, Modi!” event on Sunday when a boy got an opportunity to click a selfie with the two world leaders, a photo he may like to cherish for a long time, media reports said.

In a video shared by the PM’s office, the two leaders are seen walking together when they stop for a brief interaction with some young performers who participated in the event. A young boy requests Trump for a selfie. US President obliges him and asks PM Modi to pose for the picture, NDTV reported.

The video, which was shared this morning, was liked by more than 19,000 users in less than two hours. “That kid got a selfie that most world leaders wouldn’t get,” wrote a user.

Many on the micro-blogging website called him a “lucky boy”. “This guy has got a selfie of his life,” wrote another user, the report said.

An estimated 50,000 people attended the really, according to reports.

Modi, addressing a crowd of 50,000 cheering Indian Americans, said the answer to the question ‘Howdy Modi’ is “everything is fine in India’ and tried to say that in different Indian languages.

Stressing on the diversity of Indian languages and cultures, Modi said: “Howdy Modi? The answer is everything is fine in India.”

He then said that in different Indian languages: “Sab changey si, majama che; ellam saukiyam, sob khub bhalo, saboo bhallachi”, and many more.

Addressing the gathering of Americans there, including President Donald Trump, he said: “My American friends are wondering what I have said. President Trump and my American friends, I am only saying Everything is fine!’ in different languages of India.”

PM Modi said India has different languages, different cultures, different food habits. “This makes our country different, this unity in diversity makes our country unique, and is also our strength.”

“Our vibrant democracy is our foundation, and our inspiration,” PM Modi said.