As the city of Nizams geared up to host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), the historic Taj Falaknuma palace decked up to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump on the first day of the summit on November 28 at the 101 Table — arguably the most opulent and the longest dining table in the world.
The table décor was inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Deccan region. Rare artefacts and silver decorative pieces are being brought in from the Nizam’s private collection at Chowmahalla palace; while all upholstery used during the dinner was made with locally sourced fabrics such as Ikkat, Teliya and Velvet.
PM Modi and Ivanka Trump’s welcome at the palace was marked by signature Indian traditional arrival ritual. The magnificent ritual began with a traditional aarti and lighting of the lamp ceremony, to signify infinite prosperity and luck. All dignitaries to the glittering event were also welcomed with local mogras and rose flowers.