President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here to pay his obeisance at the Lord Venkateswara shrine in Tirumala Hills. The Andhra Pradesh government hosted a civic reception for him. The president was accompanied by his wife Kavita Kovind. Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandra Babu Naidu and EO Anil Kumar Singhal made a grand welcome to President of India Sri Ram Nath kovind at Tirumala. After an overnight halt on the sacred Tirumala Hills near here, the president would offer prayers at the shrine.