President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nonagenarian mother Heeraben at her Gandhinagar residence. Heeraben lives with PM Modi's younger brother Pankaj Modi in Raisan village. They spent around half-an-hour with her.
The President then head to Koba village near Raisan to seek blessings of Acharya Shri Padmasagarsuriji of 'Mahavir Jain Aradhana Kendra, Koba', according to the official. They were received there by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
The Aradhana Kendra houses a Jain temple, a library and a museum, said trustee Shripal Shah.
Earlier on Saturday, the President, along with his wife Savita, were received at the airport by Governor Acharya Devvrat and cabinet minister Pradipsinh Jadeja.
Governor Devvrat later received the President and the First Lady at Raj Bhavan where they stayed for the night.