The president of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil arrived in Manipal by chartered helicopter just a few minutes ago.
On arrival she was greeted by Karnataka Home minister, Dr.V.S.Acharya and was escorted to the Valley view hotel in a motor procession from the end point helipad.
Also present at the arrival were Manipal University Chancellor Dr.Ramdas Pai, Pro-chancellor Dr.H.S.Ballal and Dr. Ramnarayan.
|The President of India - Smt.Pratibha Patil, is greeted by Dr. V.S.Acharya, the minister for Higher Education , Karnataka upon arrival at End Point Helipad, in Manipal.|
|Dr. V.S.Acharya is an Alumnus of the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal a constituent college of the Manipal University. Also seen are he governor of Karnataka, Shri. Hansraj Bharadwaj and his wife, who were invited to the function.|
|Dr.Ramdas Pai, Dr.K.Ramanrayan and Dr.H.S.Ballal of the Manipal University Management group were also present at the Helipad to welcome the President of India - Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil.|
|It was a coup of sorts by the Manipal University to have such a distinguished dignitary as the Chief guest for it's 10th Convocation.|