In Pics: Natanyahu, his wife excited while flying kite, cannot help smiling

National | Jan. 17, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

New Delhi, Jan 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara are at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. 
PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu were seen flying a kite at Sabarmati Ashram. PM was seen explaining the nuances of flying kite to the couple. This amused the Israeli prime minister's wife Sara Netanyahu and she was seen trying her hands in this activity.
The two leaders embarked on a eight-km long roadshow from the airport to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad today. After arriving in Modi's home state, the two leaders along with the Israeli prime minister's wife Sara Netanyahu set out in a car from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport. 

The roadshow will ended at the Sabarmati Ashram after covering a distance of 8 km. 

Around 50 stages have been erected on the roadside along the stretch to showcase performances by troupes of different states twelcome the guests, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's standing committee chairman Pravin Patel earlier said. 

The city, especially the stretch from the airport to the Sabarmati Ashram, has been decked up to welcome Netanyahu and his wife. The Israeli PM is the third international leader whom Modi is hosting in his home state of Gujarat. 

Modi and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe had held a joint roadshow during the latter's visit here in September last year. The Indian premier had shown Abe and his wife around at the Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi had stayed for a long time. 

They had also spent some time at the Sabarmati Riverfront, developed during Modi's tenure as Gujarat chief minister. Modi had also accompanied Chinese President Xi Jinping and his spouse to the riverfront during the latter's India visit in 2014.

News24Bureau with Agencies

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