Ivanka Trump wraps up India visit, Samantha Akkineni gives a special gift

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Advisor to the President of United States, Ms. Ivanka Trump at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017, in Hyderabad on November 28, 2017. (Courtesy of PIB)

The three-day long Global Entrepreneurship (GES) 2017 is coming to an end in Hyderabad and Ivanka Trump, who is leading the US delegation, also wrapped up her Indian tour.

During the visit, South Indian star Samantha Akkineni gave a special gift to Ivanka Trump on behalf of the State of Telangana.

Akkineni is the brand ambassador of Telangana Handloom and her gift to Trump is famed Gollabhama Saree. The Siddipet Gollabhama sarees, a product with Geographical Indication status, has a history of over 50 years and are made in Telangana’s Siddipet. These cotton saris are popular for their inlay figure work and motifs.

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According to reports, Akkineni herself visited Siddipet for selecting the saree.

A specially designed saree-gown is also among the gifts and the Neeta Lulla designed ensemble has a motif of the traditional music instrument sitar.

Trump has finished her India visit with a private tour to the Golconda Fort on Wednesday.

“Tour of Golkonda Fort with members of the US delegation prior to departing Hyderabad. The perfect end to a remarkable visit,” Trump tweeted.

“Thank you so much @Ivanka Trump, Advisor to @POTUS, for your highly productive visit! We truly appreciate your engaging with entrepreneurs and enthusiastic participation at #GES2017. Safe travels!”  US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster wrote.

The first daughter had arrived at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad early Tuesday morning. During her visit, she met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.