President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Odisha on March 17

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha administration has geared up the preparations to welcome President of India Ram Nath Kovind, who will inaugurate the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Center in Cuttack on March 17.

The President will visit Odisha for two days beginning March 17.

For the smooth visit of the President, a high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the secretariat conference hall on Thursday.

Various preparatory works relating to the President’s visit were chalked out and Chief Secretary directed concerned departments to complete the preparations well before the scheduled time.

Senior officers were given the charges of supervision and completion.

Padhi directed the officers to persuade the works and bring the deficiencies, if any, to immediate notice of the Additional Chief Secretary Home.

The review revealed that so far three programmes have been slated for President’s visit.

He would arrive at Bhubaneswar on 17th March and would dedicate the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Center at Tulasipur in Cuttack to the people of Odisha.

The President would grace Foundation Day Celebration of National Law University Cuttack on the same day. On the next day, he will inaugurate Centenary Celebration of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan at Puri.

Padhi directed concerned departments to stay alert and keep strict vigil over the entire process meticulously.

The authorities of the concerned institutions were advised to have regular liaison with home and police department regarding dais plan, regulation of crowd and gathering in meeting places.

It was decided to set up a specific control room in Home Department under the charges of Special Secretary Home (Protocol) for coordination of the entire programme.