PM Modi, Netanyahu visit Sabarmati ashram, pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday visited a Sabarmati Ashram. The two leaders paid homage to the Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi.
Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife spun the 'Charkha' established by Mahatma Gandhi himself in the ashram. Prime Minister Narendra Modi explained the relevance of Charkha to his counterpart.
The two leaders then also tried their hands on kite flying, which was a part of 8 km road trip.
PM Modi and Netanyahu had arrived Ahmedabad at around 10:15 am, from where they travelled to the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati.
The roadshow has been heavily guarded by the security forces, including snipers from the Israeli forces too.
Both the Prime Ministers will return to the airport along the same route and will fly in a chopper to the ‘I-create’ centre at Bawla, where they will address the youth.
This is Modi's first visit to his home state after last year's assembly elections where the BJP barely managed to retain power.