• Short Summary

    On his recent visit to Ceylon, the Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Nehru, arrived at the Ratmanala airport, Colombo, on Friday, 17th May.

  • Description

    1.
    LV. Plane arriving.
    7 ft

    2.
    SV N. Nehru walks towards and onto dais.
    16 ft

    3.
    SCU. Saluting.
    23 ft

    4.
    LV. Nehru towards shaker hands with officer and walks away.
    33 ft

    5.
    SV. Nehru being introduced to diplomatic corps at airfield.
    38 ft

    6.
    CU. Ditto.
    46 ft

    7.
    SCU. Nehru into jeep.
    66 ft

    8.
    SV. Train arriving at Anuradhapura station.
    73 ft

    9.
    SV. Name of station.
    77 ft

    10.
    LV. Out of train.
    86 ft

    11.
    SV. Nehru towards surrounded by press and crowd.
    94 ft

    12.
    CU. Buddha statue.
    101 ft

    13.
    LV. Nehru through crowds towards statue par to statue
    114 ft

    14.
    LV. Nehru at rails looking at statue.
    125 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On his recent visit to Ceylon, the Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Nehru, arrived at the Ratmanala airport, Colombo, on Friday, 17th May.

    At the airport, Mr. Nehru was greeted by Ceylon leaders, inspected a guard of honour and was introduced to members of the Diplomatic Corps before leaving in an open field car.

    Among his official functions was a visit to Anuradhapura on Saturday, 18th May, when he addressed a mass meeting and then went on to visit the statute of the Big Buddha.

    While at Anuradhapura, Mr. Nehru was presented with a miniature of the Big Buddha.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5205XX07VIYNEG49IOYTCKYFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5205XX07VIYNEG49IOYTCKYFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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