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PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on a day’s visit to Gujarat today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu will be on a day-long visit to Gujarat today. Both leaders will hold a roadshow in Ahmedabad before visiting the Sabarmati Ashram where they will pay tributes to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Mr Modi and Mr Netanyahu will also visit the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) at Devdholera in Ahmedabad and inaugurate the newly built campus. iCreate was launched by Mr Modi when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister in 2011.

It is a public-private partnership venture of the state government, set up to nurture entrepreneurs by providing them with funds, space, mentors and other facilities.Both Prime Ministers will address the business community on the occasion.
The Israeli Prime Minister will also present Mr Modi, the Gal-Mobile water desalinisation and purification jeep, the two leaders rode on at Israel’s Olga beach last year. There will be a live demonstration of desalination of sea water that the two Prime Ministers will witness through video conferencing from the i-Create centre.
Mr Modi and Mr Netanyahu will, later, visit a centre of excellence for vegetables at Vadrad in Sabarkantha district. The centre was set up in 2015 under the Indo-Israel Agriculture Work Plan for the exchange of advanced farming technology.

A pillar set up to mark the friendship between India and Israel will be unveiled, which will be followed by an interaction with around 500 farmers. The two leaders will also inaugurate a research facility for the cultivation of dates in Kutch through video conferencing.

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