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President Kovind arrives in Chhattisgarh on two-day visit, welcomed by CM Raman Singh

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 25 Jul 2018, 12:59:38 PM
President Kovind arrives in Chhattisgarh on two-day visit, welcomed by CM Raman Singh (Photo: President of India Twitter)

New Delhi:

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday arrived in Chattisgarh’s Bastar district on a two-day visit amid high security during which he will take part in various programmes.

Along with some of cabinet ministers, Chief Minister Raman Singh and other officers welcomed him at Jagdalpur airport at around 10:30 am, a government official told PTI.

President Kovind left for Jawanga in Dantewada district soon after his arrival in a helicopter.

He is scheduled to reach Heeranar village by road from Jawanga, where he will interact with farmers and self-help groups (SHGs) at the Integrated Farming System centre, the official said.

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He is set to interact with students at Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram in Heeranar and have lunch with them.

In Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Education City premises in Jawanga, President Kovind will interact with students of Saksham School and Astha Vidya Mandir.

President Kovind will also inaugurate YUVA BPO centre and will have a word with its employees, the official said.

The president is scheduled to dedicate the Jagdalpur Medical College Hospital to the nation on Thursday and will address a public gathering following an overnight stay at the rest house in Chitrakote area.

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From there, President Kovind will leave to Delhi from Jagdalpur airport, the official added.

About 7,000 security personnel are part of the three-layered water-tight security arrangements, a senior official said.

The security cover includes personnel of the state’s special forces, comprising of Special Task Force (STF) and District Reserve Guard (DRG), along with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and its elite unit CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action), he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 25 Jul 2018, 12:53:30 PM