Preparations for President's visit begin in Uttrakhand



Dehra Dun: Uttarakhand government has begun preparations for President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Haridwar next month where he will address the convocation of a University, official sources said here Tuesday.

Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain held a meeting of senior officials here to review the preparations in view of the President's December 9 visit to Haridwar to address the 4th convocation of Dev Sanskriti University as the Chief Guest.

Jain asked the officials concerned to put in place a foolproof security system ahead of the President's visit.

As per the President's proposed itinerary, he will land at the Jollygrant Airport where he would be welcomed by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Quraishi, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna besides senior administrative and Army officials.

From Jollygrant, Mukherjee will go by chopper to the Army helipad at Raiwala from where he will go by road to Haridwar based Shanti Kunj which is adjacent to the University, he said.

PTI