Indian Americans here are preparing to throw a red-carpet welcome to anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, during his two-week visit to the US, a kind of welcome, which has not been seen for a non-politician from India in recent times.
During his stay in the US, Hazare is scheduled to criss-cross the country after leading India's Independence Day parade in New York to be attended by thousands of people, ring the bell at NASDAQ and have dinner with the South Carolina Governor Indian American Nikki Haley.
Hazare, 76, is schedule to arrive in New York on August 16.
He will visit the United Nations headquarters in New York, meet lawmakers at the Capitol Hill; besides interacting with students and academicians in San Francisco, Maryland, the University of Pennsylvania in Wharton and the Columbia University.
Not only Indian Americans are expected to see and listen for the first time this anti-corruption Indian crusader and listen to him, but also the mainstream Americans are eager to hear from him on his views on corruption. The American media too has made a beeline for an interview.