President offers prayers at Rameswaram temple

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Dec 2017 10:12:06


CHENNAI,

Dec 23,

(IANS),

PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Madurai on Saturday on his maiden visit to Tamil Nadu after taking office. The President offered prayers at the Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram, around 600 km from here, and also paid homage to late former President A P J Abdul Kalam at his memorial there.

Earlier, Kovind flew in from Delhi to Madurai and was received by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. From Madurai, he flew to Mandapam in an helicopter and then went to Rameswaram by car. Later, the President participated at the valedictory function of the 32nd Indian Engineering Congress organised by Institution of Engineers (India). Spending the night at the Raj Bhavan here, Kovind will leave for Hyderabad on Sunday morning.