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Barack Obama in India to Inspire Young Leaders

Barack Obama in India to Inspire Young Leaders

Former US President Barack Obama arrived in Delhi for a meeting for the Obama Foundation. During his visit, he is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi with whom he shares a close bond since Obama’s tenure as US President.
Mr.Obama took social media medium Facebook to state his visit: "I will be conducting a townhall with young leaders of India who can share with me some of the works they are trying to do to make communities better and also answer questions on how Obama Foundation can help."


The townhall is scheduled on Friday at 3.45 in the afternoon where the US President will interact with more than 280 young leaders from India. The interaction will be telecasted live at Obama.org, and on the Obama Foundation’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.


Bilateral relations between India and the US had reached new heights under the Obama reign. While PM Narendra Modi visited the US for four times and had been hosted at the White House, former President Obama was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in 2015, months before he demitted office. During the visit, he had even co-hosted "Mann ki Baat", the Prime Minister's monthly radio programme.

Barack Obama is currently three-nation tour starting from India followed by brief visits to China and France.