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PM Modi all set to address 60,000-strong gathering at Wembley Stadium today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address 60,000 people at London's Wembley Stadium, one of Britain's most famous sporting venues, today.Modi will be introduced by British Prime Minister David Cameron. The event,

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: November 13, 2015 18:14 IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address 60,000 people at London's Wembley Stadium, one of Britain's most famous sporting venues, today.

Modi will be introduced by British Prime Minister David Cameron. The event, which will include a huge firework display, is expected to have a carnival atmosphere in the wake of Diwali celebrations.

The Madison Square-like event of Modi will come after his lunch session with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

People from 1500 cities have arrived here to attend the show. 30 per cent of the total audience are below 30 years. Nearly 55 per cent of the women audience are Indian, all below 40 years.

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Special guests from Europe, US and India have also arrived here from special plane.

Also the rangoli at the pitch of stadium is the biggest one in the Britain so far.

The mega event will also feature performers including singer Kanika Kapoor and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from them, more than 600 artists will take part in the dance and musical show.

Special arrangements have been made to keep the podium, from where Modi will address the ground, hot.

Today's event is also important because it comes days after the BJP's debacle in Bihar Assembly polls.

The event is being funded by the Europe India Forum, a non-profit company formed by British-Indian businessman Nathu Puri.

Britain has a 1.5 million-strong Indian diaspora population.

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