PM Modi Royally Welcomes Ivanka Trump At The Falaknuma Palace, In Hyderabad

PM Modi Royally Welcomes Ivanka Trump At The Falaknuma Palace, In Hyderabad

Ivanka Trump is in India for the inauguration of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (2017) and by the looks of it, her first day in the city of Nawabs, Hyderabad, was nothing short of royal. The daughter of the US President Donald Trump landed in landed in the city early on Tuesday morning and a convoy of 34 vehicles (including an ambulance) escorted her to the hotel. Preceding her, only Princess Diana had received such a tight security cover accorded to someone who is not the head of state or government. 

At the inauguration Ivanka  asserted how the glass ceiling is still so pervasive across industries and women need to be given the same kind of access and opportunities as that of men - “Only when women are empowered to thrive will our families, our economies, and our societies reach their fullest potential.

...I have seen firsthand that all too often, women must do more than their male counterparts to prove themselves at work, while also disproportionately caring for their families at home.”

Following the summit where women made up more than half of the 1500 delegates, the 36-year-old joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a splendid dinner at the picturesque Falaknuma Palace which was earlier used as a royal guest house by the late Nizam. It has been reported that the entreprenur travelled from the main gate of the palace to to the top of the hill (where the palace sits) in a horse drawn carraige and she was greeted with a shower of rose petals. This was followed by an aarti and lighting of the lamp for prosperity and luck.

A lavish five-course dinner was served on the largest dining table in the world which seats 101 people. The likes of Gosht shikampuri kebab, Khubani ke malai kofta, Murgpista ka salan and Sitaphal kulfi were a part of the menu curated around the famed cusine of Hyderabad. A personal butler was assigned to each of the 101 diners.

The lavish affair hosted by PM Modi had a list of illustrious attendees like K Chandrashekhar Rao, Telangana CM, Chanda Kochhar, CEO, ICICI Bank, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Sunil Mittal, founder, chairman and MD, Bharti Enterprises, Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister of India, Cherie Blair, British Barrister and Lecturer, among others.

Ivanka might also make a visit to the historic Golconda fort, following her commitments at the GES which was aptly themed as Women First, Prosperity for All.