'Ahlan Modi' event scaled down due to inclement weather in the UAE

Updated: Feb 12 2024 5:56PM

Dubai, Feb 12 (PTI) The ‘Ahlan Modi’ community event to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi has been scaled down due to inclement weather conditions in the UAE, an official involved in preparations said on Monday.

The event ‘Ahlan Modi’ (Hello Modi in Arabic) was scaled down after heavy rains and flashes of lightning were reported across the UAE overnight, causing traffic snarls and waterlogging.

Community leader Sajeev Purushothaman told PTI that preparations for one of the biggest diaspora events of Prime Minister Modi ever at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi were going fine but the participation was reduced from 80,000 to 35,000 because of the weather.