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Trump, Melania pay homage to Gandhi at Rajghat

Last updated on: February 25, 2020 13:34 IST

United States 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 the nation’s capital.

IMAGE: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a wreath laying ceremony at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi. Photograph: Al Drago/Reuters

The US president and the first lady laid a wreath and paid floral tributes at Rajghat.


The Trumps reached Rajghat after a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

IMAGE: The visit to Rajghat came after the US First Couple were given a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photograph: Al Drago/Reuters

Trump also signed the visitor's book at Rajghat, and the couple also planted a sapling at the memorial.

IMAGE: POTUS and FLOTUS plant a sapling at Rajghat. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

Union minister Hardeep Puri accompanied the Trumps to Rajghat.

SEE: Trumps pay homage at Rajghat


US President Donald Trump on Tuesday stressed that the Americans stand strongly with a sovereign and wonderful India, which he said was a vision of "great" Mahatma Gandhi.

IMAGE: US President Donald Trump's message in the visitors' book at Rajghat. Photograph: ANI/Twitter

In his message in the visitor's book after paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, the US president wrote: "The American people stand strongly with a sovereign and wonderful India - the vision of the great Mahatma Gandhi. This is a tremendous honor!"

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