Lucknow: President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to reach Uttar Pradesh on Thursday on a two-day visit. It will be his first visit to his home state since taking charge of the highest constitutional office in the country.
He will also visit his home town during the visit. Elaborate arrangements are being made in the state capital to receive the President and security has also been beefed up.
The President will arrive in a special Indian Air Force plane at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport here around 3 p.m. on Thursday where he will be received by Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and some Ministers.
He will be driven straight to Raj Bhawan where he would briefly rest and then go to the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan where the state government has organised a public felicitation event for the President, who hails from Kanpur rural.
More than 1,500 people have been invited for the function, an official said.
Breaking protocol, Kovind will drive to the 5, Kalidas Marg residence of Adityanath at night for dinner.
He will meet dignitaries and other people from the political spectrum on Friday before leaving for Kanpur in the afternoon in a chopper. The President will return later in the evening to Lucknow and then fly back to New Delhi.
The last time Kovind was in town was on June 25 as the National Democratic Alliance presidential nominee.
Check minute-to-minute program of President Ram Nath Kovind here:
December 14 program:
- President to reach Lucknow Airport at 3.45 pm.
- He will be given Guard of Honour here.
- Will be at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahasabha from 4.05 pm to 4.20 pm and will pay a wreath to him.
- Will reach Raj Bhavan at 4.25 pm.
- Will attend a civil facilitation function at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan from 5 pm to 6 pm.
- Will come back to Raj Bhavan at 6.15 pm.
- Will reach Chief Minister’s official residence at 5 Kalidas Marg at 7.30 pm.
- CM will throw a dinner party for the President.
- Will again go back to Raj Bhavan at 9.05 pm and will stay there for the night.
December 15 program:
- Will reach Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Smriti Vitika at 10.30 am to pay tribute to him.
- Will return to Raj Bhavan at 10.55 am.
- Will have reserved time from 11 am to 1.15 pm.
- He will reach Lucknow airport at 1.35 pm.
- He will reach Ishwari Ganj village in Kanpur at 2.30 pm.
- Will stay there from 2.30 pm till 4 pm.
- Will kick start ‘Swachhata hi Sewa’ event there.
- The program will be joined by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Ram Naik, MP Murli Manohar Joshi and Union minister Uma Bharti.
- Will be honoured at the Chandrasekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology at 4.35 pm.
- He will also visit the residence of former MP Ishwar Chandra Gupta in Kanpur.
- He will again have reserved time from 4.45 pm to 5.15 pm.
- Will return to Lucknow airport at 6 pm.
- Will leave for Delhi at 7.15 pm.