Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has been invited for an official state visit by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. As part of the visit, the Biden family plans to host an intimate dinner for Prime Minister Modi on June 21, the day before a grand State Dinner at the White House. The visit is expected to include a ceremonial welcome, an impressive state dinner, and various events highlighting the importance of the U.S.-India relationship.
Welcoming Prime Minister Modi
The historic visit will commence with a notable welcome ceremony on the South Lawns of the White House on June 22. The ceremony aims to showcase the strong bond between the United States and India. Later that evening, the State Dinner will take place at the White House, promising an extravagant affair with exceptional entertainment. While the venue for the intimate dinner hosted by the Biden family has not been disclosed, it will provide an opportunity for personal interaction between Prime Minister Modi, President Biden, and the Biden family.
The State Dinner
According to Bqprime News, The State Dinner, known to be a highly coveted event, will be a celebration of the U.S.-India relationship. Attendees will include supporters, advocates, and stakeholders from both countries. The guest list, which is typically released on the evening of the state dinner, is expected to include prominent figures from India and the United States. The dinner will likely take place in a tent set up on the South Lawns of the White House to accommodate the large number of invitees.
Busy Schedule and Celebratory Events
During his visit, Prime Minister Modi will engage in a wide range of activities that reflect the importance of the U.S.-India relationship. These events will encompass various aspects such as technology, education, and training.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will host a lunch at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department on June 23. The itinerary has been designed to demonstrate the robustness of the bilateral relationship and highlight its significance.
Anticipation and Community Engagement
Indian-Americans are eagerly awaiting Prime Minister Modi’s visit, and many are planning to travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the events surrounding the visit. The historic welcome ceremony at the White House on June 22 has attracted significant interest, with several thousands of Indian-Americans expected to attend.
Community organizations, such as the Federation of Indian Associations, have organized special bus services to transport community members from the New York and New Jersey areas. Additionally, cultural events and a dinner reception have been planned to welcome and honor Prime Minister Modi.