Hyderabad: Ivanka Trump is to be given a royal welcome and offered a ride in a horse-drawn carriage to the dinner hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delegates and selected guests to the Global Entrepreneurs Summit 2017, sources said. Some Union ministers and the Chief Ministers of five BJP-ruled states and TS Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, will be attending the dinner at the Taj Faluknuma.
A Nizam-era horse-drawn carriage is being refurbished for Ms Trump, but the management of the Taj Falaknuma, is tight-lipped about details. The Prime Minister will also be received with the usual pomp and conveyed to the Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel from the main gate in the carriage. On Tuesday, the Special Protection Group (SPG) that is in charge of the Prime Minister’s security took a ride in the buggy.
The horse-drawn carriage is one of the attractions of the Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel but seldom do international guests opt for the royal welcome. The royal ride option will not be available for other delegates, sources said.
GES puts Falaknuma in limelight
The preparations being made for the visitors and delegates who are to be wined and dined at the Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel by Prime Minister Modi on November 28 during the GES, is attracting a lot of attention from the Aam Admi. The spick and span roads, the refurbished pavements, the fresh carpet of grass and newly planted shrubs in the vicinity of the luxury hotel all point to a big event in the area.
Mohiuddin Khan, a senior citizen from Bibi-ka-Chasma, a middle-class neighbourhood, was amo-ng those trying to get a glimpse from his roof top as a convoy of vehicles whizzed past on the road leading to the hotel. “We are happy that this venue has been chosen for such a big event related to GES 2017. Our relatives staying in other parts of the city are calling up and asking about the arrangements,” said a pleased Mr Khan.
On Tuesday, scores of students from various schools in and around Falaknuma gathered in front of the hotel. They were holding placards welcoming the delegates in a dress rehearsal. “Definitely, they will visit again and we will be here to welcome them to the Falaknuma Palace. The royal premises have retained its charm for decades,” said Syed Mus-tafa, an eighth grade student of Al Ahsaan High School in Falaknuma.