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South Korea's First Lady arrives in Lucknow on two-day visit to UP

IANS  |  Lucknow 

arrived in the state capital on Monday evening on a two-day visit to She was received at the Chaudhary International Airport at Amausi by senior state government officials.

The South Korean heads a delegation and will attend a string of events in the temple town of in district on Tuesday.

She, along with other dignitaries from South Korea, would be participating in a grand 'Deepotsava' organized by the BJP government in the state.

The event will also be attended by Lalji Tandon, his UP counterpart Ram Naik, and many other Central ministers.

They would be present on the banks of the Saryu where a million earthen lamps will be lit to mark 'Chhoti Diwali'.

There would be processions and tableaus about Ramayana and characters in the epic after which a cultural fest will be organized in which local artists from Trinidad, and Korea would take part.

A said the dignitaries would be inaugurating 'Ram Bazaar' at the Shilp Gram and view sand art made by Sudarshan Patnaik, a Padma Shri recipient, from Odisha.

The will lay the foundation stone for the Queen's Memorial, along with the UP The characters playing Lord Ram, his wife and his brother would then arrive in a chopper where after landing, the will welcome them with full rituals.

Hectic arrangements are underway in ahead of the high-profile visit and many buildings in the temple town have been lit up in red, purple and green lights.

The state capital has been decked up. Banners and posters welcoming her to the Land of Nawabs dot the city landscape.

Flags of and have also been put up on major routes. She will take the road route to reach She is also slated to visit the in on Wednesday from where she will fly off to Seoul, the South Korean capital.

She is being accompanied by the of her country.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 22:40 IST
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