New Delhi, Nov 14 (Truth Dive): Aung San Suu Kyi, pro-democracy leader of Myanmar, is on a six-day visit to India and will be meeting several leaders of the country during her visit including prime minister Manmohan Singh.
The iconic leader who arrived in New Delhi is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. She has also planned to visit Lady Sri Ram College in New Delhi during her visit and will possibly be meeting the staffs and the students of the college.
The Myanmar leader told reporters that she had spent her crucial days in India when her mother was the ambassador to India and Nepal. After studying in the Convent of Jesus and Mary School, she finished her graduation in political science from Lady Shri Ram College.
After paying her respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, Suu Kyi visited Shantivann to pay homage to Jawaharlal Nehru, the former Prime Minister on the occasion of his birthday.
“People are eager to know about my expectations. Intention behind my visit is to strengthen ties between both the countries. Certain things in India have changed and some remain the same. I feel extremely happy as some places remain the same even after so many years. Even if I expect something from the government of India, I shall not reveal it to the media,” said the inspiring leader to reporters on Wednesday morning.
Being the National League of Democracy chairperson and the country’s opposition leader, Suu Kyi has been a source of inspiration to many who believe in democratic system.
In her six-day visit, the Myanmar leader has announced that she will be meeting Vice President Hamid Ansari as well as Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Salman Khurshid.
Suu Kyi will also visit the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in Gurgaon after which she will be taking her journey to Bangalore to visit the Indian Institute of Science and the Infosys campus.