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Updated: January 14, 2011 09:53 IST

Obama to take part in Diwali celebrations in Mumbai

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U.S. President Barack Obama lights a lamp on the ocassion of Deepavali at the White House on October 15, 2009. This year, Obama will celebarte the festival in Mumbai with school children.
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U.S. President Barack Obama lights a lamp on the ocassion of Deepavali at the White House on October 15, 2009. This year, Obama will celebarte the festival in Mumbai with school children.

Flying into India on Air Force One on November 6, a day after Diwali, U.S. President Barack Obama will take part in celebrations at a local school in Mumbai.

Mr. Obama will stay at the Taj Hotel, the centrepiece of the 26/11 terrorist attacks. He will take time to pay his respects to those who lost their lives, sign the guest book there and make some brief remarks to a group of people who suffered because of the attacks, the White House announced in Washington.

After a visit to the Gandhi Museum, Mr. Obama will take part in three events at the business summit being organised by the U.S.-India Business Council that includes roundtable meeting with entrepreneurs and with U.S. CEOs and then deliver a speech focusing on the economic relationships.

On November 7, the President will visit a local school and take part in Diwali celebrations. Later, he will meet with university students.

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