Modi, Netanyahu to meet innovators, start-ups

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The roadshow began from Ahmedabad airport and it will end at the Sabarmati Ashram.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit PM Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat today.

Both the PMs will travel to the Sabarmati Ashram, receiving a warm welcome by the spectators gathered from different parts of the state and country. In July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit to Israel had resulted in major collaborations for Uttar Pradesh in the fields of water management and river cleaning.

Modi and Netanyahu are scheduled to inaugrate iCreate Center at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad.

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At Sabarmati Ashram, Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara will pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

Prime Minister Netanyahu will also gift his Indian counterpart the Gal-Mobile (Mobile Filtration Vehicle). "Cultural programmes will be performed by troupes of different states as well as ethnicity to welcome the guests", Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's standing committee chairman Pravin Patel said. A similar roadshow was held for the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his visit to Gujarat in September a year ago. PM Modi had shown Abe and his wife around at the Sabarmati Ashram.

The jeep is said to cost around 390,000 shekels (approximately $1,11,000). He also had a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Modi had also accompanied Chinese President Xi Jinping and his spouse to the riverfront during the latter's India visit in 2014. The institution mentors budding entrepreneurs and guides them to set up start-ups, according to an official.

The two leaders will also visit the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Vadrad in Sabarkantha district. They will launch the Centre of Excellence for Date Palms at Kukama, Kutch District, through a video link.

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