Hyderabad, Dec 17 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind would arrive in Hyderabad on December 21 for his four-day customary southern sojourn.

Kovind would stay at Rashtrapati Nilayam in the city, one of the Presidential Retreats, from December 21 to 24, according to an official release Monday.

Telangana government Chief Secretary S K Joshi held a meeting with officials on Monday on the preparations for the President’s visit, it said.

Kovind would arrive at Hakimpet Air Force station here at 5 PM on December 21, it said.

The President will attend a programme at Karimnagar on December 22. He will host a ‘At Home’ at the Rashtrapati Nilayam on December 23.

Kovind would return to Delhi on December 24, the release said.

It is customary for the President to visit Rashtrapati Nilayam and stay there at least once a year and conduct official business from there.

Located at Bolarum, Rashtrapati Nilayam building was taken over from the Nizam of Hyderabad after India attained independence and handed over to the President’s Secretariat.

Constructed during 1860, the building has a total land area of 90 acres. A single storied building, it contains in its premises 11 rooms.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.