In pictures: Ahmedabad decked up ahead of Modi-Abe roadshow
For the Japanese Prime Minister's two-day visit to the state of Gujarat, a roadshow, heritage presentation, mosque visit, inauguration of the bullet train and Indian-Japan summit are planned.
Eight-km-long show roadshow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending a roadshow tomorrow in Ahmedabad along with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe.
Gujarat is the first stop on Abe's two-day India visit.
The eight-km-long show will commence at the Ahmedabad airport and conclude at the Sabarmati Adhram.
Modi will hold the 12th India-Japan annual summit in the state.
Ahmedabad decorated like a bride
In the Japanese PM's honour, the entire city of Ahmedabad has been decorated like a bride, as shown in the pictures shared by CMO Gujarat on his Twitter handle.
The caption reads- "The heritage city of Ahmedabad is ready to welcome Prime Minister of Japan Mr. @AbeShinzo & Prime Minister of India Shri @narendramodi", "Ahmedabad all set to accord grand welcome to the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. @AbeShinzo & Prime Minister of India Shri @narendramodi."
Abe's first visit to Ahmedabad
Abe will be landing in Gujarat directly on September 13. This will be his first visit to the Indian state.
Twenty-eight small stages have been erected where dancers from 28 different states would showcase their traditional dance forms.
Singing troupes will be performing at different locations along the route greeting Modi and Abe.
A visit to Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram
After visiting the Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram, the prime ministers would take a break till evening.
Modi-Abe to visit Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in the evening
They will then visit the iconic Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in the evening, located in the eastern part of the city that is known across the world for the stone lattice work.
They will also be spectators to a presentation about the city?s heritage on the occasion.
Big dinner planned
Their dinner is planned at the ?Agashiye? restaurant located near the mosque.
Bullet Train project
On September 14, Abe and Modi will attend the inaugral ceremony for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project.
Later in the day, both the leaders will hold the 12th India-Japan annual summit at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.