Bangalore: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here yesterday on a two-day visit to Karnataka to participate in official functions.
“The president, who flew into the city from Mysore, was given a red carpet welcome by state Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy and Mayor B S Satyanarayana. He also received a guard of honour from the Indian Air Force warriors at the HAL airport,” an official said.
This is the first visit of Mukherjee to Bangalore after he became president in August 2012. He unveiled the new building of the JSS Hospital in Mysore, about 150km from here, and addressed the gathering on the occasion.
“Later, the president released A Cultural Odyssey of Karnataka, a coffee-table book brought by Raj Bhavan, containing rich information on places, personalities and cuisine of the state with pictures,” the official said. IANS