President Ramnath Kovind arrived here today on a two day visit to the state to grace the convocation of Army Defence College. Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Micro, Small Medium Enterprise Minister Pratap Sarangi, Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy and Director General of Police B K Sharma received the President at the Biju Patnaik International Airport.
Soon after his arrival by a Special Air force Aircraft, the President left for the Army Air Defence College at Golabandh in Ganjam District by an Air force Helicopter. As per his tour schedule, the President will stay at Golabandh tonight and left for Delhi tomorrow via Bhubaneswar. He will grace the convocation of the Army Air Defence College. An elaborate security arrangement has been made for the visit of the President who is accompanying by his wife Sabita Kovind.