President Mukherjee to visit Retreat in Mashobra near Shimla from today

, 9:24 AM IST

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will visit the Retreat in Mashobra near Shimla from today.

During the five-day tour, the President will address the Golden Jubilee Convocation of Indira Gandhi Medical College.

Governor of Himachal Pradesh Acharya Devvrat will host a cultural programme and banquet in honour of the President.

President Mukherjee will host a reception for senior dignitaries of the state, Ministers, officials and journalists.

The Retreat is part of the Presidents Estate and is located in a picturesque surrounding, thousand feet higher than the Shimla Ridge Top.

Originally constructed in 1850, it was taken over by the then Viceroy in 1895. (ANI)