Varanasi: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will proof the Ganga ‘aarti’ and a cultural extravaganza along with PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh today.
After reach at the Babatpur airport, the prime ministers will be move to the Dashashwamedh Ghat, one of the holiest ghats in Varanasi, which is PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency.
A floating stage has been built by engineers of the Indian Army for the visiting dignitary who will share it with PM Modi and his circle from Japan.
Shinzo Abe and PM Modi will land by a special plane at the Babatpur airport in Varanasi around 4 pm and will be driven to the hotel Gateway in Nadesar.
They will arrival the ghat around 5.45 pm where an international event management company has lined up a cultural extravaganza for PM Abe. He will also take part in the evening Ganga ‘aarti’ on the banks of the holy river.
PM Abe will met a select group of people, both of Indian and of Japanese origin place in Varanasi, said to be one of the oldest city in the world.
They will fly back to Delhi late night after a banquet in which different dignitaries, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Governor Ram Naik and state ministers are likely to take part.