Chinese Prez to hear lion's roar during stroll with PM Modi

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Lions to roar when Modi-Xi meets
Ahmedabad, Sept 16: The roar of the majestic Asiatic lions will be heard when Prime Minister Narendra Modi strolls with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the Sabarmati riverfront - thanks to mechanised animals that will be on display.

The mechanised animals, including the Asiatic lions, will be part of the cultural showcase at Sabarmati riverfront Wednesday evening. The mechanised animals will move gently.

State Minister Saurabh Patel told IANS that special seating arrangements for guests were being made.

There will be a 'char pai' of the Sankheda furniture which gives the feel of Gujarat.

When Modi and Xi will walk for 25 minutes on the riverfront, Xi's wife Peng Liyuan and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben patel as well as other visiting delegates will enjoy a cultural show of the famous Garba and Dandiya Ras.

The Sabarmati riverfront is a pet project of Modi, then the Gujarat chief minister, who envisaged it as the riverfront dream on the line of the Thames river of London.

Earlier, international mega events like kite festival, and Navratri were organised at riverfront.

As many as 150 mouth watering Gujarati dishes are being prepared by a team of experts from different parts of Gujarat and the Taj Hotel team from Mumbai and Delhi.

Prime Minister Modi's personal cook Badri will oversee the food section.

Badri has been cooking for Modi for over 15 years.

IANS

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