Rains notwithstanding, organizers hope to make event a success
Despite Texas being brought to a standstill (quite literally as flight operations have also been affected), the volunteers of the event are upbeat.
A leading volunteer named Achalesh Amar told PTI that 1,500 people were working round the clock to make the event a success.
"We are going to have a fantastic program on Sunday," he went on.
Organizers likened it to family celebration
"This is going to be a kind of family celebration. We want to say, 'Look at our community here! We are successful. We are strong. We have done good things for Houston!' We would like PM Modi to know all of this," the organizers said.
Meanwhile, Tulsi Gabbard apologized for missing the event
Separately, Tulsi Gabbard, the first Indian-origin woman candidate for US presidential elections, who was expected to join PM Modi has confirmed she won't be able to make it.
Extending a warm welcome to him, she said, "I will not be able to join there in person due to previously scheduled presidential campaign events."
Houston houses several Indian-Americans, whose votes might prove decisive in the 2020 elections.