Hillary Clinton arrives on three-day private visit to MP

Vastavam web: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here yesterday on a three-day private visit to Madhya Pradesh.She arrived at the Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport at around 8:00 pm in a private plane amidst tight security, an official said.Clinton is scheduled to visit the state’s erstwhile Holkar kingdom, where apart from a boat ride along the scenic Narmada river, she would also watch the world renowned Maheshwari saree being weaved, an art started by Queen Ahilya Bai to help the downtrodden, an official said.

She would return to Maheshwar in the evening and interact with children of a local school before halting for the night at the holy town, they added.”She will visit the place where the famous Maheshwari sarees have been weaved for long. It is an art started by Ahilya Bai Holkar, the ruler of the kingdom, to help the downtrodden. She will also have a boat ride on the Narmada,” Verma said.Maheshwar, some 91 kilometres from here, was the capital of the erstwhile Holkar kingdom till January 6, 1818, after which Indore was designated as the capital under the reign of Malhar Rao Holkar III.