Speaking to the media after the visit of US President Donald Trump to Sabarmati Ashram, trustee Kartikeya Sarabhai stated that the former expressed his happiness while leaving. Mentioning that it was a very peaceful experience, Trump appreciated the simple lifestyle of Mahatma Gandhi. Moreover, Sarabhai informed that the Ashram gifted Donald Trump many items including Mahatma Gandhi’s biography, a Charkha and a marble statue of 3 monkeys.
Sabarmati Ashram Trustee, Kartikeya Sarabhai on US President Donald Trump's visit to the Ashram: US President was happy to visit the Ashram. While leaving he said that it was a very peaceful experience and appreciated the simple living style of Gandhi ji. pic.twitter.com/JUtJzZhPT0— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Sabarmati Ashram Trustee, Kartikeya Sarabhai on US President's visit to the Ashram: Several gifts, including Mahatama Gandhi ji's biography, a Charkha (spinning wheel) and a marble statue of 3 monkeys symbolising ‘See No Evil, Speak No Evil & Hear No Evil’ have been gifted to him https://t.co/QGwqdltAGU— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
During the visit to the Sabarmati Ashram, the US President was accompanied by his wife Melania Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On this occasion, they paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. As the PM guided them through the Ashram, Donald and Melania Trump tried their hand at the charkha. Subsequently, they wrote in the visitor’s book. This was followed by PM Modi highlighting the importance of Gandhiji's three monkeys. Thereafter, the US President, Melania Trump and PM Modi departed for the Motera stadium, where the 'Namaste Trump' event was held.
The US President is being accompanied by his daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump, son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other prominent officials. Both Trump and PM Modi addressed a massive crowd of more than one lakh people at the Motera stadium as part of the 'Namaste Trump' event. After the event, the Trump couple departed for Agra to visit the Taj Mahal.
On Tuesday, the US President will receive a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. This will be followed by a visit to Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi and wide-ranging talks between the US President and the PM on issues such as trade and investment, defence, counter-terrorism, and energy security. In the evening, President Ram Nath Kovind will hold a banquet in the honour of Donald Trump after which the latter will depart for the US.