President Ram Nath Kovind to undertake train journey to visit his native village in Uttar Pradesh- In Pics
President Ram Nath Kovind will be visiting his village Paraunkh in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur on June 25.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind will be visiting his village Paraunkh in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur on June 25.
"This is the first time that the President will visit his birthplace after taking over his present assignment. Though he desired to visit the place earlier, plans could not materialise because of the pandemic," read an official statement.
Before President Kovind only two other Indian Presidents, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Dr Rajendra Prasad, had taken train journeys.
President Kovind to visit his birthplace
President Kovind to board train from Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station
A special presidential train will ply on the said date from Safdarjung railway station in Delhi. The train will make two stop-overs, at Jhinjhak and Rura of Kanpur Dehat, where the President will interact with his old acquaintances from his school days and from early days of his social service.
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Journey to Paraunkh village in Uttar Pradesh
The two stop-overs are close to the President's birthplace, vilath Kovind will be visiting his village Paraunkh in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur on June 25. On June 28, the President will board the train at Kanpur Central railway station to reach Lucknow for his two-day visit to the state capital. On June 29, he will return to New Delhi on a special flight.
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Train journey to connect with people
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Dr Rajendra Prasad
Records show that the country's first president, Dr Rajendra Prasad, often undertook train journeys. Soon after taking office as the President, he visited his birthplace, Ziradei in Siwan district, during his visit to Bihar. He boarded the President's special train from Chhapra to reach Ziradei where he spent three days. He travelled across the country by train.