Emmanuel Marcon, the President of France, visited Varanasi today, as a part of his four day visit to India. He was recieved by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, with a customary hug, and by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath. They reached Mirzapur, to inaugurate the 75 MW solar power plant. Another solar power plant, which is built at Dadar Kala, and is the largest in the state of Utter Pradesh has been constructed with the help of French solar power giant Engie Solar programme. The french President was also met with students from the Varanasi schools, as instructed by the government.
Emmanuel’s visit to India has been very beneficial for both of the countries, as they singed 14 agreements together that will ensure that the bond will be sustained through the communication from the citizens of both countries, signing an MOU. Emmanuel and Modi will be traveling from Assi to Dashaswamedh Ghat after the inauguration. After that, they’ll also visit the Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul in Bada Lalpur, which is a trade dedicated to the handicrafts. There, they’ll interact with the artists who to create the products with their hands.
The french president’s visit to India has not been without controversy, though not because of him, as the Congress party accused Modi of wasting the tax payer’s money on the Rafale jets.