President to visit ‘The Retreat’ in Himachal

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday will visit ‘The Retrea'” at Mashobra near Shimla from June 2 to 6, an Rashtrapti Bhavan statement said.

“On June 3, the President will address the Golden Jubilee Convocation of Indira Gandhi Medical College. On the same day, Acharya Devvrat, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, will host a cultural programme and banquet in honour of the President,” said the statement.

The President will host a reception for senior dignitaries of the state, ministers, officials and journalists on June 5.

‘The Retreat’, which is part of the President’s Estate, is located in a picturesque surroundings, and is a 1,000 feet higher than the Shimla Ridge Top. Originally constructed in 1850, it was taken over by the then Viceroy in 1895.



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