• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT LUEBKE AND HIS WIFE PICKED THEIR WAY THROUGH DUSTY VILLAGE TRACKS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO HAVE A GLIMPSE OF INDIA'S RURAL LIFE.

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    WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT LUEBKE AND HIS WIFE PICKED THEIR WAY THROUGH DUSTY VILLAGE TRACKS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO HAVE A GLIMPSE OF INDIA'S RURAL LIFE.

    NEARLY 10,000 PEOPLE GAVE THEM A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME WHEN THEY VISITED JATHERI, A COLOURFUL MUD-HUT VILLAGE IN THE ROHTAK DISTRICT, 20 MILES FROM DELHI.

    DR LUEBKE INSPECTED AN EXHIBITION OF LOCAL PRODUCE, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, HANDICRAFTS AND HANDLOOM PRODUCTS, ORGANISED BY THE COOPERATIVE SOCIETY OF THE VILLAGE.

    MRS LUEBKE ASKED MANY QUESTIONS OF HER INDIAN GUIDES AND WENT INSIDE A DWELLING TO GET AN IDEA OF VILLAGE FAMILY LIFE. SHE WAS PRESENTED WITH A COLOURFUL SHAWL...PRESIDENT LUEBKE WAS GIVEN A SILKEN TURBAN BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL WHEN HE VISITED THE COMMUNITY CENTRE.

    ACCEPTING THE PRESENT, DR LUEBKE SAID THE TURBAN WOULD CONSTANTLY REMIND HIM OF THE WISDOM OF THE INDIAN PEOPLE. IT WOULD ALSO REMIND HIM OF THE "COMPLEX PROBLEMS OF INDIAN AGRICULTURE".

    THE VILLAGERS CHEERED THE WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE WHEN THEY LEFT, AND PRESENTED THEM WITH SWEETS AND FLOWERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2VZBKX82XDSTYM50IBB29GBTI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VZBKX82XDSTYM50IBB29GBTI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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