Nepal President arrives on a ten-day state visit to India

Kolkata, Jan 27 (ANI): Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav arrived here on Thursday evening on a ten-day state visit.

During his visit, President Yadav is scheduled to attend the 177th Foundation Day of the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, where he acquired an MBBS degree, pay homage at Tirupati Balaji in Andhra Pradesh and meet political leaders in New Delhi.

In New Delhi, President Yadav will hold a meeting with his Indian counterpart Pratibha Devisingh Patil on February 2.

He will also meet Vice President Mohammd Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K Antony, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

On February 4, President Yadav will visit the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, where he will be the chief guest of the convocation ceremony of the institute.

Dr. Yadav will return to Kathmandu on February 5.

This is President Yadav's second visit to India after assuming office in July 2008. It has been organized even as Nepal reels under political uncertainty. (ANI)

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