KOTTAYAM: The district administration is finalising the arrangements for the visit of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on her maiden visit to Kottayam next week.The President, as per the present schedule, would arrive by a helicopter from Kochi at 1.30 p.m. on Thursday, August 12, at the Police Parade grounds and proceed to Taj Hotels, Kumarakom, immediately. She will go to Bharananganam by car to participate in the birth centenary celebrations St. Alphonsa of Immaculate Conception. The programme has been scheduled from 5.15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
She will return to Kumarakom for the overnight stay. The president would arrive at the helipad at Kottayam Police Parade Ground at 8.45 a.m. on August 13 to go to Thiruvananthapuram. After participating in various programmes in Thiruvananthapuram, she will come back to Kottayam by 1.25 p.m. and return to Kumarakom by road.