Modi picks up trash from seaside town while hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping

Dawn | Oct 12, 2019 at 11:52 AM
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went picking up trash on Saturday from a scenic beach resort where he is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for summit talks.
  • Modi and Xi are meeting in the southern town of Mamallapuram, home to centuries old wind-swept temple monuments but also popular with tourists for surfing in its perfect waves.
  • Modi gave a personal tour to Xi of the Shore Temple, dating back to the seventh and eighth century and other ancient monuments that are part of Unesco’s world heritage sites and which were emptied of all visitors for the two-day summit.