The newly elected Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu after assuming the office was given enthusiastic welcome on his first visit to native state A.P on Saturday. At Vijayawada city right from the airport to Prakasam barrage the people stood on both sides of the road and greeted the Mr. Venkaiah Naidu with flags in their hands as his open top vehicle moved on.  The Governor E.S.L. Narasimha and Chief Minister N. ChandraBabu Naidu accompanied him.
As a mark of respect to the visiting dignitary the students carried a one Kilometer long national flag ahead of the procession beginning from the airport. Besides that the artist gave performances, played drums and folk dances. In a separate meeting at Tenali, organized to celebrate the centenary of former Minister Alapati Venkatramaiah, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu informed that the center will provide special financial assistance and the A P state has excellent future and will progress very rapidly.