17 December, New Delhi
President Pranab Mukherjee will visit the Rashtrapati Nilayam, Secunderabad for a 14-day Southern sojourn from tomorrow, Friday..
During his Southern sojourn, the President will attend the convocation of Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad on December 19, a Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson said.
On December 22, he will visit Karnataka where he will attend the second convocation of Central University of Karnataka at Gulbarga.
The same day he will inaugurate the Magneto Encephalography Equipment and renovated heritage building of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences(NIMHANS), Bangalore. He will also dedicate NIMHANS to the nation as an institute of national importance. On December 23, the President will attend the 150th anniversary of Bishop Cotton Boys School and lay the foundation stone of the State Cancer Institute at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore.
The President will inaugurate the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Veda-Patasala at Ai Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh on December 25. Mr Mukherjee, on December 27, will deliver the inaugural address at the Indian Economic Associations annual conference at Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad.
He will also attend the same day the Purnahuthi of Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam being organised by the Telangana government at Erravelli village in Medak, Telangana for ‘Lok Kalyanam (universal prosperity) and Vishwa Shanthi (universal peace).
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan will host a dinner in his honour on December 29. The President will host a reception for senior dignitaries, ministers, officials and journalists at the Rashtrapati Nalayam the next day