President Kovind arrives in Odisha on two-day visit

Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind, accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind, arrived here on Saturday evening on a two-day state visit.Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, MPs Jual Oram and Aparajita Sarangi, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, Interim DGP Satyajit Mohanty, and other dignitaries accorded warm welcome to the President.

The President will lay the foundation stone for the Paika Rebellion Memorial at Barunei Hill in Khordha on Sunday, said an official.He will also address the closing ceremony of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Utkal University here on the same day.Earlier in the day, Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the preparations done at Barunei Hill and Utkal University.