"Kem Chho, Trump": A mega event planned for Donald Trump visit in India
New Delhi : India has planned a grand welcome for the US President Donald Trump for his first state visit to India planned in the last week of February. The visit comes five months after he joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the "Howdy, Modi!" event in Houston, Texas.
Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump will be arriving in India on a two day visit from February 24. He will travel to New Delhi and Ahmedabad in PM Modi's home state Gujarat.
Like Modi attended 'Howdy, Modi!' in the US, Donald Trump will be attending the mega event "Kem Chho, Trump" in Gujarat.
According to a news report, the event will be attended by at least one lakh people.
The venue for "Kem Chho, Trump" will be Ahmedabad's newly- constructed Sardar Patel Stadium which has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh, more than the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia, the biggest cricket stadium in the world. Donald Trump will be inaugurating the stadium.
Donald Trump on Tuesday revealed that PM Modi has told him about a huge welcome in Ahmedabad. "He (PM Modi) said we will have millions and millions of people. My only problem is that last night we probably had 40 or 50,000 people... I'm not going to feel so good... There will be five to seven million people just from the airport to the new stadium (in Ahmedabad)," he joked.
Before the "Kem Chho, Trump" event, the US President, along with PM Modi, will participate in a roadshow as well as visit Sabarmati Ashram to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. The roadshow has been planned along a 10-km decked-up stretch from the Ahmedabad airport to the Sabarmati Ashram.
"India will accord a memorable welcome to our esteemed guests. This visit is a very special one and it will go a long way in further cementing India-USA friendship," PM Modi tweeted this morning.