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Suu Kyi On Six-Day Visit To India

NOVEMBER 14, 2012

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Suu Kyi (Pronounced Soo Chee), the pro-democracy crusader from Myanmar, is on a six-day visit to meet various political leaders. She will also visit her college, Lady Sri Ram College in New Delhi, where she had studied for her degree in Poloitical Science. Prior to it, she studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School.




The Nobel laureate had spent her early years in India when her mother was the country's ambassador to India.  Suu Kyi will pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and to Pt. Nehru at Shantivan.  She is also scheduled to deliver the Nehru Memorial Lecture on the occasion of his birth anniversary.





Besides, she will also visit the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in Gurgaon before visiting the Indian Institute of Science and the Infosys campus in Bangalore. She is also scheduled to tour rural Andhra to gain a first-hand experience of rural development and women's empowerment programmes.




Suu Kyi is Myanmar's opposition leader and the chairperson of the National League of Democracy of Myanmar. Her visit to India is part of India's engagement with the multi-party polity in Myanmar. India had awarded Suu Kyi the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1992 while she was under house arrest by the military government in Myanmar.







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