Prez on two-day Odisha visit from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive here on Saturday on his two-day maiden visit to Odisha after assuming office.

The President would be received by Governor Dr SC Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Anata Narayan Jena, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma at the Biju Patnaik International Airport.

The President will commence his engagements by paying tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at his birthplace in Cuttack.

Later, he will dedicate the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre – a memorial to the late Chief Minister Biju Patnaik – to the people of Odisha in Cuttack.

On the same day, he will also deliver the third foundation day lecture at the National Law University in Cuttack. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Governor Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will attend the function.

The President will then leave for Puri for a night stay.

On Sunday, the President will address the centenary celebrations of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan in Puri. Later, the President would head for Bhubaneswar where he will grace the convocation of IIT Bhubaneswar as well as inaugurate the ICT-IOC (Institute of Chemical Technology –Indian Oil Corporation) Bhubaneswar campus.

He will also lay the foundation stone for the Skill Development Institute of Oil PSUs, before returning to Delhi on Sunday.

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