Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Bhubaneswar on a two-day visit to the State during which he will lay foundation stone of the Paika memorial at Barunei in Khurda district and attend the closing ceremony of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Utkal University here.
The President arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport at 7.10 pm in a special aircraft. He was received by Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other dignitaries at the airport.
The President will stay overnight at the Raj Bhavan here.
On Sunday, the President would visit Barunei in Khurda district where he will lay foundation stone of the Paika memorial at 10:35 am and attend closing ceremony of the platinum jubilee celebrations of Utkal University at 12:40 pm. He will leave for New Delhi at 5:20 pm on Sunday.
Around 50 platoons of police force have been deployed in view of the President’s visit.