President arrives in Jammu to inaugurate university campus

May 26th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pratibha Patil

Jammu, May 26 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil arrived here Monday on the final leg of her five day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. She is expected to inaugurate a new campus of the Jammu University and visit the famous Hindu shrine of Vaishno Devi. The president arrived in Jammu, which is under a thick blanket of security, from Kashmir, where she had spent three days.

During her stay in the Kashmir valley, she visited the army’s forward posts in Tangdhar and Uri, addressed troops in Baramullah, and spent the weekend in Gulmarg.

Patil is likely to fly to Bhaderwah where she will inaugurate a campus of Jammu University. She was to visit the town Sunday but the trip was postponed due to bad weather, according to officials.

On Monday afternoon, Patil will address the convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) at Zorawar Singh Auditorium, which is within the Jammu University campus.

Sources said the president is scheduled to visit Vaishno Devi Tuesday before leaving for Chandigarh on her way to Himachal Pradesh.

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