A delegation of Senators from Rwanda recently visited the famous UNESCO-recognised “Haveli” in Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi. The delegation of three Senators, led by the President of the Senate of Rwanda, Bernard Makuza, admired the renovation work carried out at the 250-year-old Haveli.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel hosted a lunch for the visiting delegation at this Haveli, which is now being run as a hotel after six years of renovation work. The minister explained the history of Chandni Chowk, built by Emperor Shahjahan about 450 years ago and the Havelis of the area.

After enquiring about various aspects of renovation of the Haveli and the UNESCO recognition, the Senate President lauded the glorious cultural traditions of India.

Goel told the delegation that India was committed to deepening economic and technical cooperation with Rwanda and the partnership was driven by the aim of empowerment, capacity building, human resource development, access to Indian markets and support for Indian.