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President arrives in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: President Pranab Mukherjee, who is scheduled to inaugurate a hospital and attend a series of lectures organised by an educational institute tomorrow, landed here tonight.

From the airport, the President left for Gandhinagar, where he will stay at the Raj Bhavan tonight.

Tomorrow, Mukherjee will head to Ankleshwar in Bharuch district to inaugurate a hospital.

He is visiting Ankleshwar on the invitation of Ahmed Patel, the political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and a Rajya Sabha member.

Later, in the afternoon, Mukherjee will visit Bapu Gujarat Knowledge Village near Gandhinagar. There, he will attend the lectures and an award function as the chief guest.

Knowledge Village is an educational institute run by the Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly, Shankersinh Vaghela, who briefed the mediapersons about the President’s programme schedule.