DAW Aung San Suu Kyi to visit India in November

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit India on November 13 to deliver the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture in New Delhi.

This is going to be her first visit in years to a country where she studied and her mother served as an ambassador.

Suu Kyi studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary in New Delhi. Later in 1964, she graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, also in New Delhi, with a degree in politics. Her mother, Daw Khin Kyi, served as Myanmar Ambassador from 1960 to 1967.

The iconic pro-democracy leader received the Jawaharlal Nehru Award, named after India’s first prime minister, in 1993 for international understanding.

She will visit India on invitation from the country’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, who visited Myanmar in May.

The Nobel laureate will meet top government officials and political leaders during her visit.

In her first overseas trip in 24 years after her release from house arrest in November 2010, the National League for Democracy leader went to Thailand in May this year where she met Myanmar workers and refugees before delivering her speech at the World Economic Forum.

Later in June, she visited Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which she won in 1991, and several European countries including the United Kingdom. In September, Suu Kyi visited the United States.


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