President Patil arrives in Nagpur(Lead: President Patil

November 14th, 2007 - 2:10 am ICT by admin  
Patil was accorded a warm welcome on her arrival in Nagpur.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Vilas Muttemwar, Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil, cabinet ministers Satish Chaturvedi (textile), Anees Ahmad (dairy development) and Anil Deshmukh (PWD) received her at the airport.

Director General of Police P S Pasricha, Air Marshal J S Apte, Air Officer in Commanding-in-Chief Headquarters Maintenance Command, city Mayor Maya Ivnate, Divisional Commissioner Anand Limaye, Commissioner of Police Satyapal Singh and District Collector Sanjay Mukherjee were also present.

Soon after her arrival, Patil flew to Amravati where she will participate in a felicitation function, which is being organised in her honour. She will also inaugurate the Amba Festival.

On Sunday, she will proceed to Hyderabad where she will open the 4th Military World Games 2007 at the Gachi Bowli Stadium.

The athletics stadium at the Gachi Bowli Complex with a seating capacity of 27,000 will be hosting the opening and the closing ceremonies of the games.

A total of 13 disciplines will be held here, with hockey and kabaddi being scrapped due to “lack of participation”. However, these two sports will be organised only for demonstration.

Polo will be held as an exhibition sport.

Out of the 13 events, three will be military specific, namely parachuting, shooting and pentathlon.

The President will return to New Delhi on the same day. (ANI)

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