Vivek Murthy’s Dad: Barack And Michelle Obama To Visit Karnataka
BENGALURU, (IANS) – Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will visit Mandya in Karnataka in December to lay the foundation stone for the International Yoga and Meditation Centre.
A delegation led by Indian American physician Dr Lakshminarasimha Murthy of the Bhutayi Trust, which is constructing the center, and others met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on August 31 and discussed with him the arrangements to be made for the visit.
Laxminarasimha Murthy is the father of Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General appointed by President Joe Biden. Vivek Murthy held the same post in the Obama administration.
Barack and Michelle Obama and the Dalai Lama will arrive in December to lay the foundation stone of the International Yoga and Meditation Center being built by the trust at Hallegere in Mandya.
The delegation requested the government to provide facilities like a helipad, road, drains, electricity, drinking water, etc. in Hallegere.
The delegation members explained the work of the center and said that it will be a great contribution not only to Hallegere and Mandya district but to the entire state. They also explained the social work being done by the trust.