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Barack Obama to conclude his three-day India trip with townhall address at Siri Fort auditorium

Jan 27, 2015 07:32 AM IST India India
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New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will conclude his three-day India trip on Tuesday with a townhall address at the Siri Fort Auditorium. US First Lady Michelle Obama will also attend the event, said the White House.

Obama is likely to meet his fellow Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who along with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the rights of all children to education.

Obama is expected to speak on increasing cooperation between the US and India at the townhall. He is likely to highlight ways to turn the energy of both nations into positive progress on the issues that matter.

The event is expected to start around 10:45 AM and likely to go on for 45 minutes.

Thereafter, Obama will leave for Palam air base from his hotel around 1:30 PM. He will go to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, to pay respects to the late King Abdullah before returning to Washington.

Meanwhile, movement of traffic on August Kranti Marg in south Delhi is likely to remain affected in the morning for Obama's event at the Siri Fort auditorium.

Delhi Traffic Police has advised to avoid the stretch as there would be restrictions at several points at the August Kranti Marg. Movement of vehicles, however, would be allowed on the Ring Road.

Police has also advised citizens to avoid stretch of road from Dhaula Kuan area to the IGI Airport further in the afternoon.

The road to the airport will remain closed for around 40 minutes during Obama's departure from New Delhi, police said.

(With additional information from PTI)