PM reaches Kerala on three-day tripBy IANS
Thursday, February 10, 2011
KOCHI - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Kerala Thursday on a three-day state visit, during which he will participate in several functions.
Arriving by a special aircraft at the naval airport here, he drove to the Taj Malabar hotel to spend the night.
The prime minister will Friday dedicate the Vallarpadom International Container Terminal to the nation. It was in 2005 that he laid the foundation stone for the Rs.3.200 crore first phase of the state-of-the-art container terminal.
After the event, the prime minister will leave for the state capital where he will confer the prestigious Jnanpith Award on poet O.N.V. Kurup at the Government Women’s College.
He will then inaugurate the first-ever Kerala Development Congress, organised by the Congress’s state unit, at the Chandrasekheran Nair Stadium.
On Saturday morning, the prime minister will inaugurate the centenary celebrations of the Malayalam daily Kerala Kaumudi.
He will then visit the Brahmos Aerospace unit here, followed by an event to dedicate the new terminal of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. He will then leave for Delhi.
–Indo Asian News Service