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Former US president Bill Clinton arrives in Jaipur

July 15, 2014 10:13 IST

Former United States President Bill Clinton arrived in Jaipur on Monday night on a tour during which he will visit a kitchen being run for schoolchildren by an NGO.

Clinton landed with his delegation at the international airport at Sanganer from where they left for a hotel amidst tight security. “Clinton is on Wednesday scheduled to visit the kitchen in which food is cooked for schoolchildren in the Jagatpura area,” said a spokesperson for the NGO, Akshya Patra.

Akshya Patra provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. On Thursday, Clinton will visit a school and community centre in Lucknow, according to a release by the Clinton Foundation.

Jaipur and Lucknow are on the itinerary for Clinton as part of a visit to the Asia/Pacific during which the former US president is also scheduled to travel to Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia to take stock of the work of the Clinton Foundation and deliver remarks at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia. 

Image: Former US President Bill Clinton waves upon his arrival at Jaipur airport on Monday night. Photograph: PTI photo

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