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President Kovind on two day visit to Uttarakhand from today

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President Ramnath Kovind will be on a two day visit to Uttarakhand starting today, to pay obeisance at the Himalayan shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath besides worshipping the Ganga in Haridwar. It will be President Kovind’s first visit to the state after assuming office.

The President will arrive at the Jollygrant airport in Dehradun this afternoon, where Governor KK Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will receive him.

The President will first go to Haridwar, to worship the Ganga and take a pledge for conserving the river at Har Ki Pauri ghat. Mr Kovind will be the second president after Pranab Mukherjee to take a Ganga conservation pledge. He will also visit the Seva Kunj Ashram in Haridwar which works for lepers and the physically challenged.

Tomorrow morning, after a tree plantation programme at Raj Bhawan, the President will leave for Kedarnath and Badrinath. Elaborate security arrangements have been made in view of the president’s visit with security drills conducted in Dehradun.

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