Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh and Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy will arrive separately in the temple city on Friday to take part in a slew of programmes.

Mr. Ramesh will interact with the beneficiaries and functionaries of the MGNREGA at Mahati auditorium here on Friday. Later, at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, he will release five volumes of Srimad Ramayana (with English translation) and an audio CD on Swami Vivekananda. Mr. Reddy will fly from the State capital to Tirupati and go straight to Tirumala.

After an overnight stay and ‘darshan’ of Lord Venkateswara on Saturday morning, the duo will arrive at Chandragiri market yard to launch the Aadhaar enabled payment system for social security pensions.