Prez in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow

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New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will visit Jammu and Kashmir from tomorrow to get a first hand experience of the forward areas, and spend time with the troops deployed there.

She would address the jawans and have lunch with them. This will be her maiden visit to the forward areas as well as Jammu and Kashmir after becoming the President, the Rashtrapati Bhawan said.

During her visit, Ms Patil will deliver the convocation address of the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar and inaugurate the Institute of Kashmir Studies at Kashmir University, also in Srinagar.

On May 25, the President would inaugurate the University complex at Bhadarwah. In Jammu, she will also participate in the convocation of the Sher-I-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology on May 26.

From Jammu, the President will leave for Himachal Pradesh on a state visit and participate in official functions.

The President will return to New Delhi on June 1, 2008.

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