President of India Arrives in Manipal – First Pictures

Pratibha Patil Arrives in Manipal

The president of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil arrived in Manipal by chartered helicopter just a few minutes ago.

Pratibha Patil Arrives in Manipal VS Acharya

On arrival she was greeted by Karnataka Home minister, Dr.V.S.Acharya and was escorted to the Valley view hotel in a motor procession from the end point helipad.

Pratibha Patil Arrives in Manipal Ramdas Pai

Also present at the arrival were Manipal University Chancellor Dr.Ramdas Pai, Pro-chancellor Dr.H.S.Ballal and Dr. Ramnarayan.

The President of India – Smt.Pratibha Patil, is greeted by Dr. V.S.Acharya, the minister for Higher Education , Karnataka upon arrival at End Point Helipad, in Manipal.

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Dr. V.S.Acharya is an Alumnus of the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal a constituent college of the Manipal University. Also seen are he governor of Karnataka, Shri. Hansraj Bharadwaj and his wife, who were invited to the function.

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Dr.Ramdas Pai, Dr.K.Ramanrayan and Dr.H.S.Ballal of the Manipal University Management group were also present at the Helipad to welcome the President of India – Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

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It was a coup of sorts by the Manipal University to have such a distinguished dignitary as the Chief guest for it’s 10th Convocation.

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