The Hush Post: Former US President Barack Obama will be in New Delhi today. In his first visit to India after demitting office in January, he will interact with nearly 300 young leaders drawn from various parts of the country in a Town Hall-style meeting and later address the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. He will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Former president Barack Obama has embarked on a three-nation tour with stops in China, India and France. The event in India comes after similar programmes were held in Germany, Indonesia, and Brazil this year.
“The town hall will expand the conversation about what it means to be an active citizen and make an impact and how the Obama Foundation can support emerging leaders in this effort,” the Obama Foundation has said. In a statement, the foundation identified India as among the world’s “most culturally, religiously, linguistically, and ethnically diverse nations.” Recognising the strength of the country’s below-35 “engaged and passionate generation”, it credited these citizens with “finding innovative ways to create positive change across India – change that benefits the world.”