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Saturday, November 6, 2010

President's India Schedule

On Saturday, the President and the First Lady will land in Mumbai, India. 

Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will view the 26/11 memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel. The President will then deliver remarks commemorating the 26/11 attacks.

The President and the First Lady will then visit the Mani Bhavan Ghandi Museum.

The President and First Lady (arms covered) arrive in India.
The President will then meet with entrepreneurs at the Trident Nariman Point Hotel.

The President will then meet with CEO’s from India and the United States. Participants include Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathana (Workers and Peasants Strength Union - MKSS), Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS), Janaagraha a Bangalore-based NGO The Hunger Project (THP), and ASER the creator of the Annual Status of Education Report, which surveys literacy in 570 districts and 700,000 children of India with citizen participation.

Other participants include PRS Legislative Research (PRS) and The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Late afternoon, the President will deliver remarks to the USIBC Business Summit at the Trident Nariman Point Hotel.

On Sunday the President and the First Lady will visit a classroom at Holy Name High School in Mumbai, India. The President and the First Lady will then attend a Diwali Candle Lighting and Performance at Holy Name High School.

The President will then hold a town hall meeting with students at St. Xavier College where The First Lady will introduce the him. After the President's remarks the couple will travel to New Delhi, India where they will attend a meet-and-greet at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and later have dinner with India's Prime Minister Singh at his residence.

The President will conclude his visit to India on Tuesday, November 9th with visits to Indonesia, Japan and South Korea thereafter, continuing the focus on trade and economic opportunities.

"The United States sees Asia, especially India, as the market of the future," said President Obama.

"There still exists a caricature of India as a land of call centers and back-offices that cost American jobs. But these old stereotypes, these old concerns, ignore today's realities."

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