Kohima: On a three-day maiden visit to the north-eastern states of Nagaland and Manipur, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil arrived here on Wednesday afternoon.

The President was received by Governor Nikhil Kumar and Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at Kohima Assam Rifles helipad from Dimapur airport.
She will also meet representatives of various NGOs, tribal councils and civil society organizations, official sources said.

The state government will have a public reception in her honour at Naga Heritage Village near here on Thursday.

Patil would leave for Imphal on Thursday afternoon and spend the next two days there, the sources said.