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US First Lady to visit Delhi NGO

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February 26, 2006 20:40 IST

While George Bush, President of United States is busy with the official engagements and holding talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and receiving distinguished guests at Maurya Sheraton where he and his encourage would be staying, his wife Laura Bush would be visiting several places in Delhi.

Mrs Laura Bush, first lady of the United States of America, will visit Prayas Institute for Juvenile Justice located at Tughlakabad on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 11:00 am during her visit to India at the invitation of Indian government. Prayas is a non governmental organisation that is being run by Amod Kanth, director general of Arunachal Pradesh.

She will visit alternative education center which is just like any of the other 110 alternative education centers run by Prayas throughout Delhi, catering to the need of approximately 10,000 children and interact with the children and the officials. Children belonging to Anupam Prayas would present Rajasthani folk dance for the visiting dignitary.

President Bush in India

"Mrs Bush will converse and share her views on the various vocational courses run by the vocational training unit under the government of India Project entitled Jan Shikshan Sansthan like- computer classes, typing and short-hand classes, cutting and tailoring unit and beauty culture classes.

She is also willing to visit the placement unit, which provides placement facilities for its vocational students and also arranges funds for those starting their own ventures.

After this she will also go to Sanchay Prayas, a shop run by the girls, victim of trafficking," Amod Kanth told on phone from Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar.

"I am flying to Delhi to be present during the visit of the first lady's to one of our centres," he said.

Mrs Bush would be accompanied by senior officials of the embassay and hordes of US Intelligence officials during the visit.

Journlaists covering the event have been asked to reach the venue atleast two hours in advance otherwise they would miss the event.
Onkar Singh in New Delhi