On the second full day of his visit to India, President Eisenhower drove through the streets of Old Delhi amid flower-throwing crowds to attend dec 111 a special session of Delhi University.
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Background: On the second full day of his visit to India, President Eisenhower drove through the streets of Old Delhi amid flower-throwing crowds to attend dec 111 a special session of Delhi University. The object: to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of low. Prime Minister Nehru accompanied the President.
Marigolds carpeted the path of the President as he drove to the University. Scent filled the air on the way past Old Delhi's ancient Faiz Bazaar with its clustered small shops. Every few moments, retired soldier Eisenhower threw up his hands to ward off the missiles of flowers launched from the crowds on the roadside.
Still sprinkled with petals, the President climbed out of his car a foot deep in flowers. Asked by the University Vice-Chancellor if he was not tiring of the repeated flower welcome, President Eisenhower said: No, its wonderful.
Before India's academic world, the President who in 69 suggested the calling of a Youth Summit: While governments discuss a meeting of a few at the Summit, universities should consider a massive interchange of mutual understanding on the grand plateau of youth, he proposed.
After the award of the degree, the President donned his don's mortar-board and in academic clothes posed with Mr. Nehru and the Vice-President of India Dr. Radhakrishnan who is the Chancellor of the University.