President cancels Manali trip

May 29th, 2008 - 9:37 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pratibha Patil

Shimla, May 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday cancelled her one-day holiday trip to the hill station Manali in Himachal Pradesh — so as not to inconvenience tourists. Patil remained with her family members at The Retreat Rashtrapati Niwas at Chhabra, 15 km from here.

Although no official reason was given, officials said she cancelled the trip as she did not want any inconvenience to tourists during the peak summer season.

Patil, on a six-day holiday in this hill state, attended a civic reception in her honour at Shimla’s historic Ridge Wednesday.

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