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First Lady Welcomed to Jaipur, India

Mar. 18, 1962 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy received today the traditional welcome that Rajasthani Indians accord a woman they respect and love: she was garlanded and got a dab of brown paint on her forehead. A coconut encased in silver — a symbol of a highly auspicious occasion — was also presented to her. President Kennedy’s wife arrived in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, by air from Udaipur. Before leaving Udaipur, Mrs. Kennedy attended mass in the small chapel of St. Paul’s High School, a nine-year-old Roman Catholic institution.

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