CM Pinarayi Vijayan and governor Arif Mohammed Khan greet President Droupadi Murmu at Kochi airport | Photo: /rashtrapatibhvn
Kochi: President Droupadi Murmu arrived Kerala on Thursday as part of her six-day visit to the state, Tamil Nadu, and Lakshadweep. Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan welcomed the president at Kochi airport.
Murmu will visit INS Vikrant, the country's first indigenously built aircraft carrier on Thursday evening. Later, she will present the President's Colour to INS Dronacharya, the Gunnery School of the Indian Navy here, officials said.
On Friday, the President will visit spiritual guru Mata Amritanandamayi's Math in Kollam. On the same day, she will attend a civic reception to be hosted in her honour in Thiruvananthapuram.
She will also dedicate to the nation the Technical Books of Diploma and Engineering that have been translated into Malayalam by Digital University Kerala (DUK) in a function being organised at Kowdiar.
Following two-day visit in Kerala, Murmu will leave for Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on March 18 and pay tribute at Vivekananda Smarak and the statue of Thiruvalluvar, officials said.
On March 18 evening, she will attend a civic reception to be hosted in her honour at Kavaratti, the capital of Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
On March 19, the President will interact with members of Self Help Groups at Kavaratti, they said.
(With inputs from PTI)