Namaste Trump: US President, Melania pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump reached Rajghat after a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The US President also signed the visitor's book at Rajghat, and the couple also planted a sapling at the memorial.
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the memorial of India's Father of the Nation at Rajghat in New Delhi. The duo laid a wreath and paid floral tributes at Rajghat.
US President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady Melania Trump @FLOTUS pay floral tributes to #MahatmaGandhi at #Rajghat— PIB India (@PIB_India) February 25, 2020
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The Trumps reached Rajghat after a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The US President also signed the visitor's book at Rajghat, and the couple also planted a sapling at the memorial.
Delhi: US President Donald Trump & First Lady Melania Trump plant a tree at Raj Ghat. pic.twitter.com/4llGqhmxXV— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Delhi: US President Donald Trump & First Lady Melania Trump write in the visitor's book at Raj Ghat. pic.twitter.com/p43IMmCIg7— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2020
Union minister Hardeep Puri accompanied the Trumps to Rajghat.
Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the Trumps at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The US President was then accorded a tri-services guard of honour at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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#PresidentKovind, First Lady and PM @narendramodi receive President @realDonaldTrump & @FLOTUS as a grand ceremonial welcome greets them at Rashtrapati Bhavan. #NamasteTrump pic.twitter.com/UD7M4mbd4W
Trump's daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and several top officials of the US administration were also present at the ceremony.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Traffic Police has urged commuters to plan their travel as they may experience delays owing to traffic restrictions in place for Trump's visit, officials said on Tuesday.
According to an advisory issued by the Delhi Traffic Police, traffic is likely to remain heavy in Moti Bagh, Chanakyapuri, India Gate, areas around ITO, Delhi Gate and the adjoining areas of central and New Delhi on Tuesday.
In the evening, traffic is likely to remain heavy in the areas of Chanakyapuri, RML Hospital roundabout, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Cantonment, Delhi-Gurgaon Road (NH 48) and adjoining areas.
The Delhi Traffic Police has urged motorists and commuters to plan their travel accordingly.
Commuters have also been asked to check the Delhi Traffic Police's website and Twitter handle for updates on traffic diversions.
Citizens may also contact the traffic police on its 24x7 helpline number -- 01125844444 -- incase of any inconvenience.
Trump, accompanied by his wife, daughter, son-in-law as well as high-level US officials, reached Delhi after attending the "Namaste Trump" event at Ahmedabad and visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra on Monday evening.