Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Ahmedabad airport, on February 24, 2020.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Ahmedabad airport, on February 24, 2020.|IANS
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Trumps visit Sabarmati Ashram, try hands on charkha

IANS

Ahmedabad, February 24, 2020

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sabarmati Ashram for a few minutes after they arrived at Ahmedabad airport on Monday at the start of a two-day visit to India.

A roadshow from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport to Sabarmati Ashram was organised during which thousands of people enroute the cavalcade greeted the US President who is visiting India for the first time.

Trump and the First Lady paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram.

During their brief stay here, they tried their hands on the charkha.

Trump spun the charkha briefly and wrote in the visitor's diary, "To my great friend Prime Minister Modi - Thank You for this wonderful visit."

However, there was no mention of Mahatma Gandhi by Trump in his remark in the visitors' diary at Sabarmati ashram.

From Sabarmati Ashram, Trump and the First Lady arrived at Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad where apart from Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani are also present.

IANS

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