Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in a cultural road show in Ahmedabad today. The eight-kilometer long road show started from the Ahmedabad airport and culminated at the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Ahmedabad this afterneen on a two-day visit to India. Both the leaders will also take part in 12th India-Japan annual summit to be held tomorrow at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. According to official sources, this is for the first time in the country that the host prime minister along with the prime minister of another country are doing a joint road show.
The 8 kilometer route of the road show pased through Sabarmati Riverfront. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has erected 28 small stages where cultural troupes from 28 different states will perform their traditional dances. After visiting the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram, both leaders will visit heritage site- Sidi Saiyad Ni Jali at Mosque in the old city area. The site is known for its stone lattice work.
Later in the evening, both the leaders will hold bilateral talks at Heritage Hotel in Ahmedabad followed by dinner hosted by Ahmedabad Mayor. Mr Modi and Mr Abe will attend the ground breaking ceremony for the ambitious Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project tomorrow morning. Both the leaders will hold the 12th India-Japan annual summit at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar tomorrow afternoon.