President goes on observation tour of India’s Taj Mahal

President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin visit Taj Mahal in India. Photo: MNA
President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin visit Taj Mahal in India. Photo: MNA

President U Htin Kyaw and his wife Daw Su Su Lwin left Gaya, India in the southern part of the country by air for Agra, in northern India, yesterday morning. Upon arrival at the airport, the president and his entourage were welcomed by Divisional Commissioner of Agra Mr Sh. Chandrakant and other high-ranking officials.
The president was led to the Oberoi Amarvilas hotel, where he observed paintings on marble plaques and utensils of personal use.
The president also visited the Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marble mausoleum constructed on 42 acres of land on the southern bank of the Yamuna river in the city of Agra. The structure was built by order of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal, between 1628 and 1658. Architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri supervised the construction with the help of nearly 20,000 handicraft artists.
Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1983, the Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and attracts about 8 million tourists every year.
President U Htin Kyaw then proceeded to the Palam Air Base in New Delhi in the afternoon. Upon arrival, the president was welcomed by the Minister of State in the Prime
Minister’s Office of India Mr Shri Jitendra Singh.
In the evening, the president and his wife met the staff of the Myanmar Embassy and military attaché, Myanmar doctors working at the World Health Organisation’s office, scholars and their families at the residence of Ambassador to India U Aung Khin Soe, who later hosted a dinner. —Myanmar News AgencyDSC_1646 72 DSC_1572 72

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