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article imagePalm coconuts removed ahead of Obama's visit to Mumbai

By Igor I. Solar     Nov 3, 2010 in Politics
Mumbai - Mumbai municipal authorities have ordered the removal of all coconuts from the palm trees encircling the Gandhi Memorial Mansion to prevent any of them from falling on the U.S. President, Barack Obama, during his visit to the site.
Mani Bhavan, the site of the Gandhi Museum in Mumbai, located in the southern section of downtown Mumbai, was the center of Mohandas Gandhi's political activities when the leader of Indian independence travelled to this city between 1917 and 1934. The avenue leading up to the museum is surrounded by large palm trees. "The coconuts were falling and we have asked the authorities to remove the remaining ones. Why take a chance?" said Meghsyam Ajgaonkar, Executive Secretary of the Memorial Mansion dedicated to the life of Gandhi.
Barack Obama has often quoted Gandhi as an inspiration. In fact, the President hung a portrait of Gandhi in his office while he was a senator and mentioned his name when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. The President will visit Mumbai on November 6.
Reports have indicated that the cost of President Obama’s visit to India, which will include New Delhi and Mumbai, will be about US$ 200 million a day, mostly assigned to cover security concerns.
Mani Bhavan  17 Laburnam Road  Mumbai India  where Mahatma Gandhi worked during his visits to Mumbai...
Mani Bhavan, 17 Laburnam Road, Mumbai India, where Mahatma Gandhi worked during his visits to Mumbai 1917-1934.
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