Modi, Trump paintings  come up at Taj sidewalks

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Modi, Trump paintings  come up at Taj sidewalks

Saturday, 22 February 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Paintings  of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have come up at the sidewalks of Taj Mahal with slogans like ‘Radhe-Radhe Trump’ and ‘Jai Shree Krishna Trump’ during their visit to the city on February 24.

Preparations were underway in full swing to welcome US president Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump at Taj Mahal during their visit to the 338-year-old mausoleum in Agra.

Walls from the airport to Taj Mahal have been painted with depictions of different facets of Indian culture.

Official of Culture department said that US President Donald Trump and his wife  Melania  along with his family members would be welcomed with a peacock dance performance by 350 artistes at the airport. As many as 3,000 dancers have also been roped in to perform at 16 spots on the route leading to Taj, while another 500 artistes would dress up as Radha and Krishna.

Thousands of school children carrying flags of US and india would greet the couple on their way to Taj Mahal. 

The Agra Municipal Corporation was getting walls around Taj Mahal painted and machines have been engaged to clean up the roads leading to the mausoleum.

The Agra administration has also engaged hundreds of workers to clean boards and hoardings, while repair work was being carried out on bumpy stretches.

Meanwhile, for the first time, mudpack (using multani mud or fullers earth) treatment was being given to tombs of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Officials of Archaeological Survey of India were hoping to complete all mudpack and chemical treatment work by Sunday (February 22). The chandeliers above the graves of Shahjahan and Mumtaz were also being cleaned up.

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