President Draupadi Murmu begins a two-day maiden visit to Mizoram today | Popgen Tech
President Draupadi Murmu will arrive in Mizoram on Thursday on a maiden two-day visit to the North-Eastern state.
Murmu was scheduled to land at Lengpui airport near Aizawl at 1.50 pm, from where he will fly to Mizoram University (MZU) in Tanhril on the western outskirts of the state capital by helicopter to attend his convocation, officials said.
More than 6,800 students will be conferred with degrees, including PhD (38) and M.Phil (six), they said.
This is Murmu’s first visit to Mizoram after becoming the president. He visited the state for the presidential election campaign on July 7.
Murmu will inaugurate several education-related projects, including the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC-Aizawl), officials said.
The President will also inaugurate and lay foundation stone for various projects of the Center and the state government, they said.
After the convocation of the MZU, the president will interact with the women students, and members of the self-help group of the university.
He will also attend a cultural program at Raj Bhavan in the evening.
Murmu will address a special session of the Mizoram assembly at 10.15 am on Friday before leaving the state.
Officials said he is the third president to address the state assembly after APJ Abdul Kalam (2005) and Ram Nath Kovind (2017).
The Superintendent of Police of the Aizawl district, C Lalruaia, said that security has become tighter in the state, especially in the capital, as part of the president’s visit.
All policemen in the state capital were engaged in security arrangements, he said.
Security checks have also been intensified at Lengpui airport, Raj Bhavan, Mizoram University and other places the president will visit, another police officer said.
Rodingliana Chawngthu SP (Traffic) Aizawl informed the traffic regulations as part of security arrangements.
“No parking” will be enforced and no materials or objects will be placed on the stretch of the MZU on the Raj Bhavan road on Thursday between 6 am to 6 pm, and also on the road between Raj Bhavan and Thuampui helipad via Chaltlang from at 9 am on Thursday. at 12:30 pm on Friday, the notification said.
The notification also urged the people to ensure that the movement of the president is not interrupted during his visit.
The Aizawl district administration has issued an order banning drone cameras and other related devices in and around Lengpui, Sairang, ITI Mualpui, MZU, Pachhunga University College and Raj Bhavan.
The President visited Nagaland on Wednesday, and will fly to Sikkim after addressing the Mizoram assembly on Friday, officials said.
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