General Than Shwe pays obeisance at Bodhgaya temple

July 26th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by ANI  

Bodhgaya, July 26 (ANI): General Than Shwe, head of Myanmar junta rule, presently on a five-day state visit to India, paid obeisance at the Bodhgaya temple in Bihar before proceeding to the national capital on Monday.

The General offered prayers and attended a programme in Gaya and Sarnath before emplaning for Delhi from Varanasi.

After his arrival in the national capital, he will be accorded a ceremonial reception on Tuesday (July 27) in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President’s House.

During his stay in New Delhi, he is scheduled to meet the External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Vice President Hamid Ansari.

A couple of agreements are expected to be signed in the course of his visit and stay in New Delhi.

The General would leave for the capital of Myanmar Nay Pyi on Thursday. (ANI)

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