New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday gifted the official report of the Constituent Assembly debates to US President Barack Obama and a copy of the first telegram from America to India's Constituent Assembly.
The telegram, headlined "Message of Goodwill", was read out at the inaugural sitting of the Constituent Assembly of India Dec 9, 1946, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said in a tweeted message.
His tweet read: "First Telegram. PM @narendramodi gifts Prez @BarackObama copy of 1st telegram from US to India's Constituent Assembly."
— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) January 25, 2015
Earlier, Obama arrived here to a red-carpet welcome by Modi on his unprecedented second visit.
In a departure from protocol, Modi received Obama and his wife Michelle at the Palam airport after they disembarked from Air Force One at around 9:50 AM for the three-day high-profile visit. Modi and Obama shook hands and hugged each other reflecting their personal chemistry.
Later, the US President was received by President Pranab Mukherjee in the forecourt of the imposing Rashtrapati Bhavan where he was given a ceremonial Guard of Honour and a 21-gun salute.
(With Agency Inputs)