President of Republic of Mauritius, Rajkeswur Purryag, on his seven-day long state visit to India beginning on January 3, 2013.
The President of Republic of Mauritius meet his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 4 (Friday). Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid also meet President Purryag on Friday.
The visiting dignitary will be accompanied by Aneetah Purryag, and the Ministers of Arts and Culture and of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, and senior officials.
President Purryag will be the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 on January 8-9 and will be honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.
President Purryag will also be visiting Patna, Tirupati and Kochi during his state visit. In Bihar, he will also visit his ancestral village, Bojeetpore near Patna.