Hyderabad: President Pranab Mukherjee will be in the city tomorrow (April 26) to attend the Osmania University's centenary celebrations and the first convocation of the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU).
Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Governor ESL Narasimhan will also be present at the events. The president will be attending the event as the chief guest on the first day. Mukherjee will also attend the first convocation of the EFLU, a Central university on Wednesday evening.
"Security will be tightened at the venues of the two events (Osmania University and Gachibowli). Traffic will also be diverted on some of the routes to facilitate the movement of the president," a police official said.
Osmania University (OU), one of the oldest educational institutions in the country, is all set to host its three-day centenary celebrations from April 26 to 28.
Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and MIM chief and Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi are among the prominent alumni of the university.
The OU in a statement issued on Monday had appealed to the student community and other stakeholders to cooperate with the university administration for the smooth conduct of the celebrations. "Any attempt to disrupt the programmes would be viewed seriously and would result in appropriate disciplinary action against the concerned including rustication, if necessary," the registrar of Osmania University said.