GES2017: Modi inaugurates Hyderabad Metro, Ivanka Trump to sport a Neeta Lulla outfit at gala dinner


The three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit kicked off in Hyderabad today, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address. In attendance is US President Donald Trump’s daughter and Adviser Ivanka Trump, who leads the US delegation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of Hyderabad Metro, and also rode from Miyapur to Kukatpally on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) being held in Hyderabad from today. This is the first time that GES is being held in Asia.

Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao, Governor ESL Narasimhan, and other senior officials.

The 30-km stretch from Nagole to Miyapur has 24 stations covering several busy clusters and city landmarks, including the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Osmania University, Secunderabad Railway Station, and the commercial hubs of Begumpet and Ameerpet.

Neeta Lulla to dress Ivanka Trump

Indian designer Neeta Lulla has been commissioned to design an outfit for US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, who is in India to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad.

Describing the ensemble she has planned, Neeta said in a statement: "As stylish and elegant as Ms. Trump is, her ensemble too will be intricate and exquisite. We are honoured to present an exclusive bespoke collectable inspired from the Vrindavan Symphony which is our tribute to the celebrated Radha-Krishna fable."

She added, "We have created a signature ensemble using the traditional sari restyled into an elegant gown". The designer has earlier dressed Steven Seagal, Tyra Banks, The Chainsmokers and DJ KSHMR.

Ivanka Trump at the inauguration of the summit.

Ivanka Trump, who is leading the US delegation to the GES, will attend the inaugural session on Tuesday evening along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The three-day event, being co-hosted by the US and India, will be attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors and eco-system supporters from 150 countries.

13-year-old entrepreneur Hamish Finlayson is a star at GES

He is just 13, but is the centre of attraction among 1,500 delegates at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Hamish Finlayson, the youngest entrepreneur at the GES is an app developer from Australia. He is autistic and has developed five apps, including one to help those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

His app TripleT&ASD "has day-to-day tips to help those with autism and also for the other people to know about the disorder," he told IANS.

The Class Seven student from Queensland is passionate about protecting the environment and has developed four apps for the environment. LitterbugSmash is a multi-media, multi-channel educational tool, a game and a fundraising initiative to protect oceans and save turtles.

Hamish is currently working on his sixth app, which is a virtual reality game aimed at teaching children and adults with autism life and social skills to make their life easier.

For Hamish, this is his second GES. "In Hyderabad, I want to learn about virtual reality and talk to people to know about the skills," he said. Hamish's father Green Finlayson told IANS that his son always liked technology, maths, and coding. "He started coding when was just eight. He used to draw stuff on the screen."

Hamish wants to continue working on developing apps to help people and work for the protection of the environment. "His age is of learning. We don't have specific plans to get investment but if we get an opportunity we will be happy to talk to investors," said Green, on if they had plans to rope in investors.

Ivanka Trump to visit Golconda Fort, but not the Charminar

Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor of US President Donald Trump, will visit the historic Golconda Fort, but not the Charminar, in Hyderabad, police sources told IANS.

After a session on Wednesday at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, she will leave for the fort. She was earlier expected to visit the Charminar and was also likely to shop at nearby Laad Bazar, famous for bangles and semi-precious stones.

Ivanka Trump with external minister Sushma Swaraj

The plans, however, were dropped on security grounds.

The Telangana Government will host a dinner for GES guests at the Golconda Fort on Wednesday. However, Ivanka Trump will not attend the dinner as she will be flying back.

The Golconda Fort on the fringes of the city was the capital of the Qutub Shahi kingdom from 1518 to 1687.

With inputs from IANS


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