German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier today arrived in Varanasi where he visited the Buddhist pilgrimage site Sarnath and participated in the Ganga ‘Aarti’ and also visited the Banaras Hindu Universityhere.
At Sarnath, he offered prayers at the Buddhist temple and also visited the museum there.
He then visited the Banaras Hindu University where he interacted with students and teachersfor over half an hour.
Later in the evening he enjoyed a boat ride from Assi to Dashashwamedh ghat and also participated in the Ganga aarti. At the Dashashwamedh ghats students also performed before him.
Steinmeier was accorded a warm welcome on his arrival today afternoon at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport at Babatpur hereby a special plane from New Delhi.
School students with flags of Germany and India waved as the visiting president’s cavalcade passed through various places across the city.
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