President's visit to Bhaderwah called off due to inclement weather

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Jammu, May 25 : President Pratibha Patil's visit to Bhaderwah in Jammu region was called off on Sunday due to inclement weather.

Patil was to inaugurate Jammu University's Bhaderwah campus. The visit was to have been the first by any President.

"People here are disappointed as they wanted to see the President, the first to be here. However, due to bad weather, she could not fly down to inaugurate Jammu University's Bhaderwah campus," Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters.

Azad, who called off the inauguration of the campus, said the President would be requested to come to Bhaderwah and inaugurate the campus during the remaining part of her visit to this border state.

"We hope that she would come here and inaugurate the campus and in this direction we will talk to her to find out the time for visit," he said.

Over 10,000 people, including 4,000 school children, had thronged the venue, hoping to listen to the President.

Bhaderwah is also known as the "Kerala of Jammu and Kashmir" because of the highest literacy in the state.

ANI

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