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President Patil to Visit Northeast India

A Correspondent
Agartala. September 21, 2010: Security and administrative arrangements have been made for the visit of President Pratibha Patil who will be arriving in Agartala from Aizawl on Friday next. President will grace almost similar programmes in both Tripura and Mizoram states like attending convocation ceremony of the central universities, civic reception and the dinner to be hosted by the Governor.  

Official sources said her maiden visit to the state is to attend the convocation of Tripura and Mizoram central universities. Last minute preparations are being drawn in places in Agartala to honour the President.  

Tripura University premises were given a facelift, roads in the city and that from the airport to Governor House repaired and roadside divider, building and walls painted. Town Hall, venue of president's public felicitation programme, renovated.  

Besides President, University Grant Commission (UGC) Chairman Sukhdeo Thorat and Chancellor of Tripura University Dr Amiya Kumar Bagchi were invited to the convocation ceremony at Tripura University.  

Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the President in Tripura. The authorities staged rehearsals at the Airport, Governor House and Tripura University Tuesday.