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Prez Kovind to visit Chhattisgarh today

News Agencies | Updated on: 5 November 2017, 10:23 IST

President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh on Sunday.

He will be participating in the valedictory function of the 18th statehood day celebrations this evening at Naya Raipur, the new state capital of Chhattisgarh.

The president will also be paying homage to martyrs at Mana Shahid Smarak.

As per reports, during the Rajyotsav function, President Kovind will present state level awards to 18 personalities and five organisations for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields.

He will also visit the stalls set up by various departments depicting the development initiatives taken up by them.

Ahead of the valedictory function, an Indian Air Force team comprising of four helicopters will perform an impressive and colourful air show at Naya Raipur.

On the second day of his visit, the President will pay a visit to Girodhpuri, the birth place of Guru Ghasidas.

He will be the first President of India to visit Girodhpuri.

The President will also lay foundation stone for the new community building to be built in the region.


First published: 5 November 2017, 10:23 IST