Prez Kovind arrives on 5-day visit to TN

Chennai : President Ram Nath Kovind arrived

here this afternoon on on a five-day visit to Tamil Nadu.

Mr Kovind, who arrived by a special IAF aircraft from

Delhi, was received at the airport by Governor Banwarilal

Purohit, Chief Minister M K Stalin, Ministers, Assembly

Speaker M Appavu, MPs, representatives of three defence

services, the Chief Secretary, State DGP, Chennai City

Police Commissioner and other officials.

After the brief reception, Mr Kovind proceeded to Raj

Bhavan for lunch.

At 1700 hrs, Mr Kovind will participate in the commemoration

of centenary celebrations of the Tamil Nadu Legislature and

unveil a portrait of former Cief Minister M Karunanidhi in the

Legislative Assembly premises.

After the hour-long function, Mr Kovind will leave for Raj Bhavan

for an overnight stay.

Tomorrow, he will leave for Sulur Airfield in Nilgiris district from

where he would reach Raj Bhavan at Ooty by a helicopter.

On August four, the President will attend an event at the

Defence Services Staff College in Wellington.

On August five he was expected to visit some popular tourist

spots in Ooty and would leave for Chennai on August six en

route Delhi.

More than 5,000 police personnel, including commando forces

were deployed on security duty in view of the President’s visit,

police sources said.

With the Independence Day celebrations slated for August 15,

a five-tier security arrangements have been put in place across

the state and entry of visitors were banned in the airport.


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