Vice President leaves for Delhi
Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday left for national capital winding up his two-day sojourn here, in a special flight of Indian Air Force from Begumpet Airport here.
Hyderabad: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday left for national capital winding up his two-day sojourn here, in a special flight of Indian Air Force from Begumpet Airport here.
Governor ESL Narasimhan, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Deputy Chief Minister Mahamood Ali, Council Chairman Swamy Goud, Speaker of the Assembly S Madhusudhan Chary, Cabinet Ministers Etela Rajender, T Harish Rao, Srinivas Yadav, City Mayor B Rammohan, Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiyuddin, MPs Keshava Rao, Jithender Reddy, B Suman, MLAs and officials were among those who bid adieu to the Vice-President.
On the occasion, KCR felicitated the Vice-President with a shawl and a replica of Charminar. Earlier in the day, Hamid Ansari and Narasimhan visited historical Qutub Shahi Tombs and sought to know about the architecture and the significance of the monuments on the premises.
Ansari also asked the State government and Agakhan Foundation Trust to explore the possibility of attracting tourists to the spot as the structures don’t find required recognition on tourism map. Take measures for regular upkeep and sprucing up the structure to attract more tourists, Ansari said.
Agakhan Trust CEO Ratish Nanda apprised Ansari of about 75 structures of historical importance, including 23 mosques spread in over 108 acres. The monuments are popularly known as Seven Tombs. Restoration works of the tombs will be completed in 10 years for which the Trust would spend Rs 100 crore, he said.