Highlights: After Ahmedabad, Agra, Prez Trump in Delhi for 3rd leg of visit
Trump's India Visit Highlights: US president Donald Trump addressed the 'Namaste Trump' event in Ahmedabad's Motera sta stadium, visited Taj Mahal in Agra before leaving for New Delhi on the first day of his India visit.
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United States president Donald Trump began his maiden two-day India visit on Monday. Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top brass of his administration, arrived in Ahmedabad around 11.40 am for the first-leg of his trip.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the US president at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in Ahmedabad. The leaders then participated in ‘Namaste Trump’ rally at the Motera Stadium.
After attending the rally, Trump flew to Agra where he and the First Lady Melania Trump spent about an hour at the Taj Mahal before sunset. The delegation arrived in Delhi in the evening where Trump and PM Modi will hold talks on Tuesday.
Talks with PM Modi, state banquet on Prez Trump's Tuesday schedule
US President Donald Trump has a slew of official engagements in New Delhi on Tuesday, the second and last day of his India visit. After a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the US president will visit the Rajghat, followed by a meeting with PM and signing of agreements at the Hyderabad. The last official engagement will be a state banquet for the visiting president at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
'President and First Lady have promised to visit again': Taj Mahal guide
Nitin Kumar Singh, president Trump's tour guide at the Taj Mahal says that the president and the first lady have promised to visit the monument again, reports ANI .
"I gave every minute detail of the Taj Mahal to US President Donald Trump and the First Lady. 'Incredible' was the first word they uttered after seeing the Taj Mahal. President and the First Lady have promised to visit once again," said Singh.
Trumps lands in New Delhi
President Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, arrives in New Delhi.
Yogi Adityanath presents Taj Mahal portrait to the Trumps
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presented a large portrait of Taj Mahal to US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as they left Agra for Delhi.
'In America and India, we fight for the citizens we proudly serve'
Comparing the Constitutions of India and the US, President Trump said in a tweet that in America and India alike, "we honor, respect, trust, empower and fight for the citizens we proudly serve!"
Our two national constitutions both begin with the same three beautiful words: “We the people.” That means that in America and India alike, we honor, respect, trust, empower, and fight for the citizens we proudly serve! 🇺🇸🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/hfKKSqlVfe— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
Trumps leave after visiting the Taj Mahal
President Trump and others leave after visiting the Taj Mahal and are now on their way to the Agra air base.
'Timeless testament of Indian culture': Trump on Taj Mahal
Donald Trump says the Taj Mahal "inspires awe". Writing in the visitors' book at the monument, Trump said, 'The Taj Mahal Inspires Awe, A Timeless Testament to the Rich And Diverse Beauty of Indian Culture"
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner pose at Taj Mahal
President Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner also looked around the Taj Mahal and posed for photos.
Uttar Pradesh: US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner at the Taj Mahal in Agra. pic.twitter.com/z1LtpUQJje— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
US president, First lady visit Taj Mahal
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Taj Mahal in Agra. Thep president later wrote in visitor's book.
Agra: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Taj Mahal. pic.twitter.com/DOd4tu8iOQ— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Presidential cavalcade moving towards the Taj Mahal
The cavalcade of President Trump is moving towards the Taj Mahal. Cultural events have been organised at stages created on crossings along the 14 km route.
Agra: Artists perform, students line the streets as US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump head to the Taj Mahal. pic.twitter.com/ezHd5pf2Vq— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
'India and US will make their future brighter than ever before': Trump
President Trump says that India and the US will make their future brighter than eve before. In a tweet in Hindi, the US president said, "India and the US will make their nations stronger, their citizens more affluent, give wings to people who dream big and their future brighter than ever before...and that is just the beginning."
अमेरिका और भारत अपने देशों को मजबूत बनाएँगे, अपने लोगों को सम्पन्न बनाएँगे, बड़े सपने देखने वालों को और बड़ा बनाएँगे और अपना भविष्य पहले से कहीं अधिक उज्जवल बनाएँगे... और यह तो शुरुआत ही है।— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
Trumps welcomed at airport with cultural programme
Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel and CM Yogi Adityanath welcomed President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the airport. A cultural programme was presented for the guests who included the president's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Trump applauded the cultural event by clapping for the artists
US President lands at Agra airport
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have landed at Agra airport. They will visit the Taj Mahal shortly.
Artists wait in Agra to welcome Trump
The UP government and the Agra administration have made preparations to welcome President Trump and First Lady when they arrive in Agrra. Artists are waiting at Phool Sayyad crossing in Agra on route to Taj Mahal
25,000 students will line up on Trump's Agra route
About 25,000 school students will welcome US President Donald Trump along his 13 km long route in Agra, officials said on Monday, reports news agency IANS.
A senior UP government official told IANS, "Over 25,000 students from government as well as private schools will welcome President Trump here."
He said, besides the government school students, about 500 women associated with self help groups will also welcome Trump in the historic city.
The official further said that the students will be holding Indian and US national flags in their hands and they will wave the US President.
First published: Feb 24, 2020 08:36 IST