The President of Mexico, who arrived in New Delhi on October 6 on a State visit, was given a warm reception by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, President of India, Prime Minister Nehru, the Vice-President, Dr. Zakir Hussein, Cabinet Ministers, and others. The President of India welcomed Dr. Mateos as the ‘Head of a progressive, liberal and democratic State.” He said that Mexico, which lay geographically between the United Stats and the Latin American countries, had pursued a policy that would bring about fusion of different ethnic types which deserved recognition. Though separated by long distance, India and Mexico shared the common ideal of “getting banned the nuclear tests either on the ground or above the ground or under the ground.”
Morarji Desai in Kyoto
India’s Finance Minister, Mr. Morarji Desai, on October 6 inspected industrial plants on the outskirts of this giant industrial city. The Finance Minister also visited the old imperial palace and a number of famous Buddhist temples. In the afternoon, he inspected Takatsuki factory of Japan’s leading firm Matsushita Electronic Corporation, where television parts and other electronic goods are manufactured. Later, he drove to Matsushita’s Ibaragi factory where television parts are assembled into complete units. In the evening, a reception-dinner party was held jointly by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Club in honour of the visiting Minister.
New light on Kaveripumpattinam, the sea-engulfed ancient city of the Cholas, may be thrown by some of the relics that have been discovered during the recent explorations conducted there by the Archaeological Survey of India, Southern Circle, Madras. The area around the present hamlet of Kaveripattinam (in Tanjore District) and the coast were explored with the aim of finding out the nature and potentialities of the sites in Madras, particularly because the area is said to have been in close proximity to Kaveripumpattinam or Pumpuhar, the celebrated port city of the early Cholas.