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President arrives for a maiden visit to WB

President Pratibha Patil arrived in Kolkata on Saturday on a two day visit to West Bengal, her maiden visit to the state after assuming the post.

kolkata Updated: Aug 23, 2008 13:44 IST

President Pratibha Patil arrived in Kolkata on Saturday on a two day visit to West Bengal, her maiden visit to the state after assuming the post.

The President, who arrived in a sepcial IAF plane, was received at the NSC Bose International airport by the Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi and Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee.

Patil, who was presented a guard of honour at the airport, left for Rajbhavan immediately thereafter.

The President will inaugurate the silver jubilee celebrations of the Bi-Centennial of the Asiatic Society in Kolkata on Saturday and the 150th anniversary celebration of Joy Krishna Public Library at Uttarpara in Hooghly district on Sunday.