Lucknow: President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive here on Thursday on a two-day visit, during which he will attend several programmes including those being held to commemorate BR Ambedkar and RSS icon Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Elaborate arrangements are being made in the state capital to receive the President and security has also been beefed up.
There was no word on whether Kovind will visit his ancestral Paraunkh village in the adjoining Kanpur Dehat district.
The President will arrive in a special Indian Air Force plane at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport here around 3 pm on Thursday where he will be received by Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and some Ministers.
As per the schedule, on the first day the president will pay tributes to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar at the Ambedkar Mahasabha here. He will also attend a civil reception programme at the Indira Gandhi Pratisthan, officials said.
President Kovind will have dinner with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today.
On September 15, the president will meet some people at the Raj Bhavan and before leaving for Kanpur he will pay tributes to Deen Dayal Upadhyay at the 'Smriti Vatika' here, the officials added.
In Kanpur, Kovind will participate in a 'Swachhta hi Sewa' programme.
The president will inaugurate a Solid-Liquid Waste Management Scheme here and distribute tri-cycles meant for carrying garbage among 'safai' workers.
UP Governor Ram Naik and Adityanath will also be present at the event.
The President would also visit the residence of RSS leader Ishwar Chandra Gupta in the Tilak Nagar area of the city.
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.