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Mani Bhavan not yet preparing for President

mumbai Updated: Oct 29, 2010 01:53 IST
Aarefa Johari
Aarefa Johari
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Officials at Mani Bhavan have not yet begun any preparations for American President Barack Obama’s visit, scheduled for November 6.

“Our trustees have not yet received any confirmation regarding his programme from Washington, and we will not discuss any preparation plans till that happens,” said Meghshyam Ajgaonkar, executive president of Mani Bhavan, which is the only museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in the city.

On Wednesday, US consul general Paul Folmsbee and his personnel visited the museum at Gamdevi in Grant Road for a security check.

“Providing security would be the government’s job. We will not need to arrange for any additional security from our side,” said Ajgaonkar.

At present, the museum has closed-circuit cameras covering all spaces in and around it. “If he [Barack Obama] does come, our trustees will be there to receive him,” added Ajgaonkar.