LIVE: PM Modi, President Macron on a boat ride at the Assi Ghat

New Delhi, March 12: Prime Minister Naendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have an eventful day today in and around Varanasi. Stay tuned for all updates:

-PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on a boat ride at the Assi Ghat.

-PM Modi, French President visit Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi.

-PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hastkala Sankul in Bada Lalpur, Varanasi.

-Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hastkala Sankul in Bada Lalpur, Varanasi

-Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurate the Solar Power Plant in Mirzapur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive at Mirzapur. They will inaugurate a Solar Power Plant here.
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron will jointly inaugurate a solar plant in Mirzapur district and also visit the Trade Facilitation Centre here.

Earlier in the day Prime Minister Modi receive the French President, who arrived by a special plane at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International airport here today morning.

From the airport, both the leaders flew by a helicopter to Mirzapur ,where they will jointly inaugurate the 75-megawatt solar plant and then will return back to Varanasi.


The two leaders are scheduled to visit the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Trade facilitation Centre at Badalalpur here.

Both the leaders will also visit the Assi ghat, where they will enjoy a boat ride from Assi to Dashashwamedh ghat and will then head to the Taj Hotel , where Modi will host a dinner for the French president, the official said.

Modi will leave the hotel for the DLW helipad and the French president will stay at the hotel for the next few hours after which he will fly back to Delhi by the his special plane.

From DLW helipad, Modi will reach the Manduadih railway station by road, where he will flag off the Varanasi-Patna intercity train.

The prime minister will also address a public meeting and then will fly back to Delhi from the Varanasi airport, the official said. 

News24Bureau with Agencies