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President Kalam to visit quake-affected J&K

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | November 09, 2005 20:17 IST

President A P J Abdul Kalam would be visiting earthquake-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and Friday. Kalam would leave for Kashmir on Thursday morning and return to New Delhi on Friday evening.

According to press secretary S M Khan, the President will interact withearthquake-affected people of Tangdhar, Uri and Urusa during his visit.

The President would take off for Srinagar on Thursday morning and would be received byGovernor Lieutenant General(retired) S K Sinha and Chief MinisterGhulam Nabi Azad.

Army chief General J J Singh would be present at the airport when the President lands in Srinagar and ata briefingheld by the state government, giving details of the relief and rehabilitation work in the state.Subsequently, Kalam and his entouragewill leave forTangdhar, worst-affected area innorth Kashmir.

'The villagers of Tithwal will also meet President Kalam at Tangdhar on Thursday', said a press note issued by the Rashrapati Bhavan communique. He would spend night at the Raj Bhavan, where Governor Sinha would host a dinner in his honour.

Next morning President Kalam would fly to Uri and Urusa and visit a school damaged during the earthquake and interact with the children. 'He willvisit an orphanage. The President will also address Army jawans at Tangdhar and will visit injured armymen in a hospital in Srinagar', the press note said.

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