Donald Trump will visit India on February 24 and 25 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trump will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including First Lady Melania Trump, the President’s daughter Ivanka Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner and a galaxy of top American officials.
Ahead of Donald Trump’s India visit, work has been going on around the clock to spruce things up — to the annoyance of some locals as well as monkeys.
The photo opportunity highlights of the 36-hour trip include a rally of 100,000 people at the world’s largest cricket stadium and watching the sunset with First Lady Melania at the Taj Mahal.
A longwall has been hastily built, along the route in Ahmedabad to the new Sardar Patel Stadium.
Locals believe the wall is there to hide a slum, although officials deny it.
A local NGO and the state forest department have also been roped in to keep birds and bands of monkeys out of Air Force One’s way on the runway at Ahmedabad airport.
All roads leading to a Delhi government school where US First Lady Melania Trump is scheduled to pay a visit next week have been repaired, an official said yesterday.
According to a senior MCD official, roads and footpaths have been repaired and saplings planted to welcome her.
The official said the civic body concerned has been tasked with sanitation arrangements and all garbage has been removed from the vicinity of the school. Melania Trump is likely to visit the Delhi government school on Tuesday.
After many flip-flops, Sabarmati Ashram is back on US President Donald Trump’s itinerary in Ahmedabad. Sources say the roadshow to be held by Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has again been shortened to 22km.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania on the eve of their visit. “It is an honour that he will be with us tomorrow, starting with the historic programme in Ahmedabad!” he tweeted.
It is an honour that he will be with us tomorrow, starting with the historic programme in Ahmedabad! https://t.co/fAVx9OUu1j
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 23, 2020
Security has also been tightened at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, where US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump will visit tomorrow.