New Delhi: Soon after arriving at Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania visited the Sabarmati Ashram briefly while en route to the Motera Stadium. Also Read - Tycoon Trump And Tea-seller Modi: From 'Make in India' to 'America First', Unravelling Similarities Between World Leaders
They paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and tried their hands at spinning the charkha (spinning wheel) at the Ashram. Accompanied by PM Narendra Modi, the US President and the First Lady also walked around in the ashram Also Read - 'Atithi Devo Bhava', Replies PM Modi After Trump's Hindi Tweet
Later, Trump thanked his ‘great friend’ PM Modi for the ‘wonderful visit’. “To my great friend Prime Minister Modi – Thank you for this wonderful visit!” wrote Trump in the visitor’s book at Sabarmati Ashram.
At around 4:45 PM, the US President will arrive in Agra and reach the Taj Mahal by 5.15 PM. Trump will then spend an hour at the Taj Mahal and then will take off for Delhi for his final leg of journey.
Trump along with wife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law Jared Kushner and top US officials was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ahmedabad airport earlier in the day.