Ahmedabad, September 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe set off the mega roadshow at Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The two Prime Ministers began the 8-km long roadshow till the Sabarmati Ashram. Noteworthy that, this is for the first time that an Indian Prime Minister will be carrying out a roadshow with the Prime Minister of another country.

A total of 28 small stages have been laid out on the entire route of the the road show. Cultural programmes from from 28 different states, in their traditional attire, showcased their performance as PM Modi and PM Abe waved at the crowd. Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie Abe is also a part of the convoy and was seen waving at the crowd.

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Upon arrival, Japanese PM received a warm welcome from PM Modi.
Upon arrival, Japanese PM received a warm welcome from PM Modi.

 

PM Abe meets Buddhist monks upon arrival.
PM Abe, his wife Akie Abe and Pm Modi felicitated by Buddhist monks upon arrival.
PM Modi and Abe sets off for the roadshow.
PM Modi and Abe sets off for the roadshow.
This is the first time Indian PM is at a roadshow with the PM of a foreign country.
This is the first time Indian PM is at a roadshow with the PM of a foreign country.
Pm Modi, PM Abe and his wife Akie Abe share a light moment on their way to Sabarmati.
Pm Modi, PM Abe and his wife Akie Abe share a light moment on their way to Sabarmati.
The convoy moved through the roads of Ahmedabad, where the crowd welcomed PM Modi and his Japanese guests.
The convoy moved through the roads of Ahmedabad, where the crowd welcomed PM Modi and his Japanese guests.

As per the schedule, the duo will visit Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in Ahmedabad. Later, they will visit Dandi Kutir, the museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, at the Mahatma Mandir and then would have dinner at ‘Agashiye’ restaurant located near the mosque.

On September 14, Abe and Modi will attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project, commonly referred to as the Bullet Train project.

 

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