President Pranab Mukherjee will attend the Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam being organised by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao near Hyderabad on December 27, it was officially announced on Thursday.
The president, who is arriving here on December 18 for a 14-day southern sojourn, will attend the Purnahuthi of the Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam at the chief minister’s farmhouse in Erravelli village in Medak district.
The five-day ritual for ‘Lok Kalyanam’ (universal prosperity) and ‘Vishwa Shanthi’ (universal peace) will be held from December 23.
The chief minister has invited the president, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, central ministers, governors and chief ministers of various states and eminent personalities for the yagam.
Before leaving for Erravelli, the president will deliver the inaugural address at the Indian Economic Association’s Annual Conference at Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University in Hyderabad.
The president will attend the convocation of Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad on December 19.
On December 22 and 23, Mukherjee will visit Karnataka where he will attend the second convocation of Central University of Karnataka on December 22.
On the same day, he will inaugurate the Magneto Encephalography Equipment and renovated heritage building of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru.
He will also dedicate NIMHANS to the nation as an institute of national importance.
The next day, the president will attend the 150th anniversary of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School and lay the foundation stone of the State Cancer Institute at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru.
On December 25, he will inaugurate the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s vedic school at Ai Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh.
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan will host a dinner in honour of the president on December 29.
The president will host a reception for senior dignitaries of the state, ministers, officials, journalists at the Rashtrapati Nalayam on December 30.