President, PM in Gujarat on Saturday, Sunday (Lead, Changing dateline)

Gandhinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are arriving in Gujarat on Saturday and will be attending separate events.

Protocol department section officer M.R. Mallik on Friday said the after landing in Ahmedabad, the President’s convoy would drive down to the state capital Gandhinagar for a night halt at Raj Bhawan.

The next day he will leave for Bharuch by helicopter and inaugurate the renovated Sevashram Hospital. Later, he will go to Ankleshwar to inaugurate the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Heart Institute.

Mukherjee will return to Gandhinagar and address the students and faculty of Bapu Gujarat Knowledge Village and Samarpan College run by a trust of opposition leader Shankersinh Vaghela.

The President will also call on former Gujarat Chief Minister and former union external affairs minister Madhavsinh Solanki before returning to New Delhi on October 23.

Prime Minister Modi will arrive at the Vadodara airport on Saturday around 2.30 p.m. and inaugurate the newly built international terminal there.

He would later participate in a function of the Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry where he would distribute aid kits to around 10,000 differently abled persons.

The Prime Minister will leave for Delhi the same day from Vadodara.

–IANS

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