Tirupati, Sep 1: The President Ram Nath Kovind has arrived at Tirupati as part of his two-day visit here on Friday.
He will worship Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala in the wee hours of September 2.
On his maiden visit, Mr. Kovind, who proceed to Tiruchanoor to worship goddess Padmavathi.
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and ministers Achhennaidu, Devineni Uma and Nara Lokesh have made a grand welcome to the President.
The President will then proceed to Padmavathi Medical College for Women and will inaugurate a 750-bed hospital building constructed at a cost of Rs 101 crore.
The State government will felicitate the President at the civic reception at the Sri Venkateswara Arts College.
He will lay the foundation stone for the BR Ambedkar Skill Training Academy at Kothapalem which would be constructed at a cost of Rs.25 crore and give away sanction letters to beneficiaries of 'Stand-Up India' program, according to officials here.
The President will then attend a State dinner at the Silparamam and from there he will proceed to Tirumala hills.