President to visit women’s first education institute (Lead with corrections)

July 3rd, 2008 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Pratibha Patil

Pune, July 3 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will arrive here Friday on a three-day visit, her first to the city after she assumed the country’s highest office, to attend a function at India’s first, over a century-old education institution for women. On the day of her arrival, India’s first woman president will grace the commemoration ceremony of Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sansthan, marking the 150th birth anniversary of Maharshi Dhondopant Karve, the founder of this institute which was the country’s first to impart women’s education.

The next day, she will receive the civic felicitation accorded by the Pune Municipal Corporation and then attend another function organised at the Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha here in the city.

She will Sunday visit her daughter Jyoti Rathod, who resides in the city, before leaving for Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.

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