All eyes will be on the roadshow by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ‘friend’ and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in Ahmedabad.
According to official sources, Prime Minister Modi will “receive” the visiting dignitary and his wife Sara in Ahmedabad as Mr Netanyahu has a packed schedule on his fourth day of India visit, a first since 2003 by any Israeli Prime Minister.
“The city of Ahmedabad will greet Mrs and Mr Netanyahu with a reception, as they proceed to Sabarmati Ashram from Ahmedabad airport. They will pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram,” official sources said in reference to proposed roadshow.
This will be second such mega extravaganza on the streets of Ahmedabad after Mr Modi staged a similar show on September 13, 2017 along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
During the day-long engagement, both Prime Ministers Mr Modi and Mr Netanyahu will inaugurate the ‘iCreate Center’ at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad.
Established as an autonomous centre of excellence, International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) on a sprawling 34 acres campus on the outskirts of Ahmedabad is a business incubation centre that will be a home to ‘imaginative and innovative brains’ for working on multiple projects concurrently, sources said.
They will visit a Startup Exhibition and interact with innovators and Startup CEOs. The two Prime Ministers will dedicate a mobile water desalination van to Suigam Taluka of Banaskantha district, through a video link. Both leaders will also address the gathering.
Both the leaders will also visit the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Vadrad in Sabarkantha district. They will be briefed on work plan of the Centre.
They will also inaugurate the Centre of Excellence for Date Palms at Kukama, Kutch district, through a video conference. The two Prime Ministers will also interact with farmers. Netanyahu will later depart for Mumbai.