Port Blair, Jan. 9: The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee will be on three day visit to Andaman and Nicobar islands from Saturday, 11th January.  He will arrive at Port Blair on 11th morning. He will be given reception and guard of honour on his arrival at the airport. He will then proceed to the National Memorial Cellular Jail and lay wreath at the Martyrs’ column there.

In the afternoon at 4 hours, a civic reception will be hosted by the Port Blair Municipal Council in honour of the President at the historic Nethaji Stadium at Port Blair.  The Chairperson of the PBMC, K Ganeshan invited everyone to attend the civic reception.

On Sunday morning at 11 a.m., the President will inaugurate  the newly formed Andaman and Nicobar Tribal Research and Training Institute(ANTRI) at Haddo.  He will also address the invitees on the occasion.

On 13th morning he will proceed to Car Nicobar. He will visit the Mus Cathedral Church around noon.  He will then visit the Tsunami Memorial at Big Lapathy village and pay homage to those who lost their lives in Tsunami.  The President will also interact with the tribal leaders and other Communities at Car Nicobar.

He will inaugurate the Animal Husbandry farm there at 1 p.m.  In the afternoon, he will witness the traditional boat race and cultural programmes presented by the Nicobarese.


The President will leave the islands on the same day evening by special  aircraft. (PIB)