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Rashtrapati Nilayam open to public from tomorrow

President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind watering a sapling at Rashtrapati Nilayam on Monday.

President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind watering a sapling at Rashtrapati Nilayam on Monday.  

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The picturesque lawns of Rashtrapati Nilayam in Bolarum will be open for the public from Wednesday, following President Ram Nath Kovind’s departure from the city on Monday.

The President’s official residence during his southern sojourn will remain open till January 6, 2019, a press release said, adding that visitors can take a tour of the 75-acre campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., every day. “It has a herbal garden, with various varieties of plants with unique medicinal properties,” the release said.

Dos and don’ts

Visitors are not allowed to carry eatables or water bottles during the tour and are requested not to cause any damage to the structures or cross the barricades leading to restricted areas. They should also not carry briefcases, handbags, mobile phones, cameras, radio, arms and ammunition with them. Food and snack stalls will be set up for their convenience.

Guides will also be available to brief the visitors on the campus.

Before his departure to New Delhi, Mr Kovind discussed strategy for greening the Rashtrapati Nilayam area with the forest department officials.

Accordingly, the plan, which suggests retaining the tree growth, merging new themes of planting into existing ones and landscape work merging with the natural terrain, was prepared and presented for the approval of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi.

The President inaugurated the water cascade, palmatum and rock garden while appreciating the efforts of the Forest department in making the area greener.

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