Hyderabad: President Pratibha Patil arrived
here on Saturday on a six-day visit to Andhra Pradesh.
Patil was accorded a ceremonial reception after she
arrived at the Begumpet airport by a special Indian Air Force
plane at around 1230 hrs.
The President was received by Governor ESL Narasimhan and
his wife Vimala Narasimhan, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar
Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister C Damodar Rajanarasimha,
Ministers Ponnala Laxmaiah, Geeta Reddy, Mukesh Goud, former
Chief Minister K Rosaiah, and Chief Secretary SV Prasad.
The President then went to Rashtrapati Nilayam in
Secunderabad where she would be staying during the visit.
She will address the students at the Indian School of
Business (ISB) on July 4, visit Bharat Dynamics Limited the
next day, and leave for Tirupati on July 6, where she will
address a seminar on `Women Empowerment`.
On July 7, the President will inaugurate Annadanam
Complex in Tirumala and leave for Mumbai the same evening.