Mukherjee to address Himachal legislators
Shimla, March 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee will address the Himachal Pradesh assembly May 24 to mark its golden jubilee, Speaker B.B. Butail said Wednesday.
"I have received a communication from Rashtrapati Bhavan. He has accepted our invitation," Butail said, adding the president will reach Shimla May 23.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was the first president to address the Himachal assembly Dec 23, 2004.
Mukherjee is also scheduled to deliver the first Rabindranath Tagore memorial lecture at the Indian Institute of Advance Studies (IIAS) and address the 22th convocation of the Himachal Pradesh University here the same day.
IIAS spokesperson Ashok Sharma told IANS that the president would also inaugurate the Tagore Centre for the Study of Culture and Civilization.
The centre, which will be a permanent Tagore chair at the IIAS, will have four fellows, including one exclusively working on the poet's works.