With Rahul Gandhi as his guide, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men and a noted philanthropist, toured Rae Bareli and Amethi on Tuesday for a closer look at social development in the Gandhi bastions.
Gates and Rahul Gandhi flew in a chartered aircraft from New Delhi and landed at Rae Bareli's Indira Gandhi Flying Academy, located in Fursatganj town. They then drove to Bahadurpur village in Jais town and addressed a meeting of Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojna, a self-help group of women.
They later visited the Shahgarh Block Primary School where an eye care and cataract camp has been set up.
Playing every bit a charmed guest amidst soaring temperatures, Gates explained the importance of computer education and promised to try his best to develop Amethi and adjoining Rae Bareli as an IT hub.
More than 100 police personnel were deployed to provide security cover, while Gandhi and Gates also had their own personal guards to maintain the security ring around them. (PTI Image)