New Delhi, Jan 17: On day four of his six-day India tour, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Gujarat where he visited the Sabarmati Ashram along with his wife Sara. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also accompanied his guests during their visit to his home state. Netanyahu described his visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram as ‘inspirational’. However, Netanyahu’s note in the visitors book was soon all over the social media embarrassing the Israeli PM. Also Read - PM Modi to Address India Global Week 2020 Today, Major Focus on India-UK Ties, Trade, Investment
Netanyahu, in his comment in the visitors book of Sabarmati Ashram, spelled Gandhi as Ghandi. Infact, there were other typos in the note too. Netanyahu described Mahatma Gandhi as an inspirational leader but got the spelling of the word – inspiration – wrong. (Also Read: Dawn of New Era in Friendship, Says Israel PM Netanyahu at Rashtrapati Bhavan Reception) Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: Sharad Pawar Again Sides With Modi, Defends PM's Visit to Leh
“An inspiring visit to the hearth of one of humanity’s great prophets of inspiriation – Mahatma Ghandi – Benjamin & Sara Netanyahu – Israel (sic),” he wrote. Also Read - Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: In Letter to PM, Congress Leader Calls For CBI Probe
Netanyahu’s typos were soon all over the social media as people mocked him. Here are some of the reactions:
The Israeli PM and his wife spent around 20 minutes in the ashram premises, where they visited ‘Hriday Kunj‘, the home of Mahatma Gandhi.
The two dignitaries also tried their hands at the ‘charkha‘, the hand spinning wheel which was emblematic of India’s quest for self-reliance during the freedom struggle.
Modi, Netanyahu Roadshow in Ahmedabad
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu held a roadshow in Ahmedabad under a heavy security blanket as thousands of people lined up along the route to greet them.
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.
Around 50 stages were erected on the roadside along the stretch to showcase performances by troupes of different states to welcome the guests. People carrying Indian and Israeli flags stood in large numbers on both sides of the tastefully decorated road.
Modi and Netanyahu waved at the people, who greeted them with loud cheers. The roadshow concluded at Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram, after traversing 8km.