Kohima: President Pratibha Devisingh Patil
arrived this afternoon on a three-day maiden visit to the
north-eastern states of Nagaland and Manipur.
On her arrival at Kohima Assam Rifles helipad from
Dimapur airport, she was received by Governor Nikhil Kumar and
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. She will attend a cultural
programme this evening at Raj Bhavan, official sources said.
According to official sources, she will also meet
representatives of various NGOs, tribal councils and civil
The state government will have a public reception in
her honour at Naga Heritage Village near here tomorrow.
Patil would leave for Imphal tomorrow afternoon and
spend the next two days there, the sources said.