|Modi invited to Gujarati meeting in America|
|Date: 24 Jun 2008|
Source: Khaleej Times
Author: Mahesh Trivedi
AHMEDABAD — The Association of Indian Americans in North America (AIANA) is organising a three-day World Gujarati Conference in New Jersey, US, aimed at reviving the spirit of Gujarat and familiarising the younger generation born and brought up in the US with the cultural and traditional values of Gujarat.
The association has invited Narendra Modi to address the meeting but is not sure whether the controversial Gujarat chief minister who had been denied visa by the US authorities would be able to visit New Jersey.
Several prominent Gujaratis have been extended invitation for the convention.
They include industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, technocrat Sam Pitroda, , film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actor Paresh Rawal, music composer Himesh Reshammiya, singers Pankaj Udhas, Falguni Pathak, Alka Yagnik and cricketer Irfan Pathan.