Vice-President Ansari to arrive in Kerala on 3-day visit

Sunday, Jan 10, 2016,12:08 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Vice-President Hamid Ansari will arrive in Kerala tomorrow on a three-day visit to attend a series of functions. Ansari, who will arrive in Kochi in the afternoon, would proceed to Kottayam to attend a function at the K R Narayanan Institute of Visual Science and Arts. He would then attend a function organised in connection with Toc H International Centenary celebrations at Kochi in the evening and later proceed to Kozhikode, an official release said.

On January 12, the Vice President will inaugurate the Inter Health Annual Conference at Malappuram. Later, he would proceed to the state capital where he would present the Sree Chitra Tirunal award to former diplomat T P Sreenivasan. He would also release a book titled ‘ Jawaharlal Nehru and Indian politics in perspective’.

On January 13, the Vice-president would declare Kerala as the first state in the country to achieve ‘total primary education’ at a function at the senate hall here, the release said. The declaration will mark the culmination of the second phase of the ‘Athulyam’ Class 4 equivalency programme for persons aged between 15 and 50 run by the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority. It is a programme launched by the Literacy Mission after the success of the total literacy campaign in the state. Ansari would also visit Sivagiri Mutt at Varkala,the release said.