Meeting India’s Prime Minister

Next on the itinerary was the visit to the Prime Minister. By 7:45am we were all gathered in the lobby ready to depart. Everyone was dressed so nice, some in their national outfits. There were about 5 to 6 buses parked at the front, ready to take us to the Prime Minister’s office. It didn’t take us long to get there, but when we did, that was an experience in patience.
There were 2 security checkpoints, which took about 3 hours, then another hour as they placed us for the official photo with the Prime Minister. The time was passed by sharing our experiences in India and with our fellow delegates.
Finally it was time to take the official picture. As is protocol, the room fell silent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered the room and took up his appointed position, many cameras flashed, as there was a large contingent of press in the room. The official photo moment went quite quickly and the Prime Minister then exited the room. 
Chairs were then brought in and put out for us to prepare for the Prime Minister’s speech, we were given our translation receivers and headphones. The Prime Minister and the official delegation returned and went on the stage. A member of our delegation spoke on our behalf, thanking the Indian Government for hosting us. 
Prime Minister Modi’s speech was inspiring. He spoke on the journey of his country and its people and thanked us for coming to share in India’s rich history during the Kumbh Mela. He asked us to share our experience with our people when we get back to our countries and extended with open arms an invitation to return soon to India.
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Chief Jean-Yves EboumbouDouala-Bell – Republic of Cameroon

Momodou Lamin Manga surrounded by our liaison officers

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

Published by Roxene's Journey

I am Roxene Nickle. I'm from the beautiful island of Jamaica, from the city of Kingston. Like the island itself, from the highest peak to the depths of the sea, my love for adventure knows no bounds. My passion is to travel - explore the world, experience different countries, their cultures, and their people. The stories in my blog will share with you my experiences to the places I've been, the people I meet and the life lessons each brings. So get ready, as I take you along on this adventure of life which I've come to call... Roxene's Journey.

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