Mauritius PM arrives on a three day visit to Bihar

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Patna, Feb 18 (UNI) Prime Minister of Mauritius Navinchandra Ramgoolam arrived here today on a three day maiden visit to Bihar.

Mr Ramgoolam, leading a high power delegation from the island nation, was given a warm welcome at the Patna Airport where he was received by among others Chief minister Nitish Kumar, his Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and several other dignitories.

From the airport the Mautitius Prime Minister was driven straight to the Raj Bhavan in a motorcade.

According to his latest itinerary, during the day Mr Ramgoolam would first unveil the statue of his late father and the former President of Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam at a popular tri-junction near the city's famous Gandhi Maidan.

Later he would attend a public felicitation programme, visit the historical Khuda Bakhsh Oriental library and attend a cultural programme at night.

After a night halt at the Raj Bhavan the Mauritius Prime Minister, accompanied by Chief minister Nitish Kumar and others, would visit Siwan in north Bihar tomorrow morning to offer puja at Sukla Toli Hanuman Mandir and visit Swami Ganesh Dutt Shukla's residence there.

From there Mr Ramgoolam would go to his ancestral village Harigaon in Bhojpur district to spend about two hours among the villagers. He would also take part in a public reception organised in his honour by the state government in the village itself.

Before leaving for New Delhi on February 20 Mr Ramgoolam would also visit Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir and Bodh Gaya to see the historical sites there.

Before leaving, he is scheduled to address a the media at Gaya along with the Chief minister.

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