Prez arrives in Assam on five-day NE visit

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Guwahati, Oct 19 (UNI) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today arrived here on a five-day visit to the Northeast region.

The President was received by Assam Governor Shiv Charan Mathur and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at the airport.

Later she received the guard of honour and proceeded towards the Raj Bhavan.

The President, will give away the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Awards to actor Shabana Azmi and Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Express Shekhar Gupta at a function later in the evening.

Tomorrow, she will give away the Nirmal Gram Puraskar for the North-East region and later lay the foundation stone for Tezpur Medical College.

After visiting Assam, the President will go to Meghalaya on October 22 where Ms Patil will lay the foundation stone of the third phase of the Greater Shillong Water Supply project on the same day.

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