Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu received a rousing welcome from the Andhra Pradesh government in Vijayawada on Saturday.
He was here to participate in the civic reception and felicitation programme organized by the state government.
Governor ESL Narasimhan and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu welcomed Naidu at the at Gannavaram Airport and than he taken to the city in an open jeep.
Thousands of people including school children stood along the road to get a glimpse of the vice president who is a native of Nellore of the state.
The state government has invited around 5,000 people including opposition parties and educationists and other eminent persons for the felicitation function of VP arranged at Interim Government Complex in Velagapudi of Amravati.
Venkaiah Naidu had sanctioned 2.25 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana as Union Minister for Urban Development, and now as the vice-president he will inaugurate a pylon of housing scheme near the Secretariat.
Further Vice President Naidu would leave for Tenali in Guntur district to attend Alapati Venkatramaiah centenary celebrations. He would also inaugurate Thalli-bidda hospital there.
On Sunday the Vice-President would reach Swarna Bharati Trust at Atkur near Gannavaram in Vijayawada and inaugurate mega medical camp.
Next to former President Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy and former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu also hails from the Telugu States of Andhra Pradesh.
1 Grand welcome for Venkaiah Naidu in Andhra Pradesh.
2 Naidu visiting as vice president for the first time.
3 He was received by the chief minister and governor.