P7628-14
Research

2014-0532-F

Title

2014-0532-F: Mrs. Laura Bush's Trip to India in March 2006

Scope and Content

FOIA 2014-0532-F contains materials related to Mrs. Laura Bush's trip to India in March 2006 where she visited Mother Teresa's Home for Disabled Children (Jeevan Jyoti) and the set of Galli Galli Sim Sim (the Indian version of Sesame Street).

This FOIA primarily contains schedules, press releases, fact sheets, briefing papers, talking points, background material, trip summaries, printed emails, news articles, maps, and photos related to the events described below. This request also includes thank you letters from Laura Bush to various event participants.

On February 28, 2006, President and Mrs. Bush departed the White House. After a stop in Shannon, Ireland for refueling, they traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan. Shortly thereafter, they continued to New Delhi, India to begin their official visit, arriving on March 1, 2006.

On March 2, 2006, President and Mrs. Bush participated in a formal arrival ceremony which was followed by a wreath-laying in honor of Mahatma Gandhi. Mrs. Bush participated in the taping of a segment for Galli Galli Sim Sim, the Indian version of Sesame Street, and visited a girls' home run by Prayas, an organization aimed at assisting impoverished and/or abused youth. Following these engagements, the President and Mrs. Bush had lunch with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur. The President and Mrs. Bush then traveled to the United States Embassy and greeted employees. Lastly, Mrs. Bush visited Jeevan Jyoti (Light of Life), the home for disabled children founded by Mother Teresa. That evening, President and Mrs. Bush attended a state dinner.

On March 3, 2006, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Hyderabad, India. Mrs. Bush participated in an event focused on HIV/AIDS, visited a Home Science School Lab, and participated in a roundtable on women's empowerment. The President and Mrs. Bush also traveled to New Delhi, India for remarks by the President before traveling to Islamabad, Pakistan.

On March 4, 2006, President and Mrs. Bush participated in a formal arrival ceremony. Mrs. Bush participated in a roundtable regarding education, met with Sehba Musharraf (wife of President Pervez Musharraf), and attended a briefing on earthquake reconstruction efforts within Pakistan. Mrs. Bush also attended a press availability with President Bush and President Musharraf and attended a formal lunch. Following lunch, President and Mrs. Bush traveled to the United States Embassy and greeted employees. That evening, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a state dinner before departing for their return to the United States.

Extent

56 folders, approximately 2,537 pages / 137 assets

Provenance

Official records of George W. Bush’s presidency are housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act.

Folders and Documents

Records Management, White House Office of

Subject Files - PP005-01 (First Lady)

Staff Member Office Files

Office of Laura Bush - Miller, Sonja Maria
Office of Laura Bush - Chief of Staff - McBride, Anita
Office of Laura Bush - Correspondence - Doty, Joan
Office of Laura Bush - Press - Culvahouse, Sarah
Office of Laura Bush - Press - Miller, Kasdin
Office of Laura Bush - Projects and Policy - Austin, Page
Office of Laura Bush - Projects and Policy - Medina, Sonya
Office of Laura Bush - Scheduling - Ballard, Deanna
Office of Laura Bush - Scheduling - Barrett, Allison
Office of Laura Bush - Scheduling - Farr, Mary Elizabeth
Office of Laura Bush - Scheduling - Wallace, Charity

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