Video: PM Modi receives the grand welcome at NRG stadium at Howdy Modi event

Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, who was given a grand welcome at the NRG stadium for the 'Howdy, Modi!' event on Sunday, thanked Houston for the "amazing affection" showered on him.

"Thank you Houston for such amazing affection! #HowdyModi," the PM tweeted.

He was also welcomed by members of the US Congress.

The PMO's Twitter handle also posted a video of Modi arriving at the event before an estimated 50,000 strong crowd of Indian-Americans at the NRG stadium Houston for the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in a rare gesture that signifies the close bond between India and the US.

The event being held at the NRG Football Stadium, one of the largest in the USA, has been organised by the Texas India Forum (TIF), a non-profit organisation.

PM Modi is in Houston on the second of his 7 day visit to the US.

Have a look at the video of his entrance