Vice President Hamid Ansari offers prayer at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar

November 25th, 2007 - 6:45 pm ICT by admin  

Srinagar, Nov 25 (ANI): Vice President Muhammad Hamid Ansari is on a two-day visit to Srinagar, and on Sunday he offered prayers at the famous shrine of Hazratbal, which is situated on the banks of the Dal Lake.
This is his first visit to the Valley after becoming the Vice President of the country, earlier this year.
Accompanied with his wife, Salma Ansari, the Vice President took a keen interest in the beautification and restoration work being carried out of the shrine.
He said that it was a nice experience visiting the shrine.
Earlier, in the day, the Vice President was accorded a warm welcome and was received by Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt. Gen. (Retired) S K Sinha, Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Chairman of the Legislative Council, Ghulam Nabi Lone and senior officials from the State Administration, army and police.
A guard of honour was also presented to him.
Ansari is scheduled to address the 4th Convocation of the Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. (ANI)

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