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Guwahati: President Kovind visits Kamakhya Devalaya

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Guwahati: President of India Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind visits Kamakhya Devalaya in Guwahati on Friday (February 25) afternoon.

The President was accompanied by Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and State Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary.

Taking to Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “Along with Hon’ble Governor Prof @jagdishmukhi ji, accompanied Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji & First Lady Smt Savita Kovind ji to Kamakhya temple. They sought blessings from Maa Kamakhya, reflecting their deep sense of piety & respect for Assam’s spiritual ethos.”

 

President Nath Kovind  arrived in Guwahati today morning around 11:30 AM at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi  International Airport. 

President Kovind was welcomed by Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa SarmaState, Assam Governor Professor Jagadish Mukhi and BJP President Ranjit Kumar Das. 

Located atop the Nilachal Hills, Kamakhya temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in the country.

Later in the evening, President Kovind will the foundation stone for the re-development of legendary Ahom general Lachi Barphukan’s memorial to mark the 400th birth anniversary of the legendary Ahom general. 

During the course of his three-day visit, the President is also scheduled to visit the Kaziranga National Park and attend the convocation ceremony at Tezpur University.

In view of the President’s arrival today, large-scale preparations have been made in Guwahati. Some major road links within the city would be closed for the smooth movement of the President’s cavalcade.

The city has been decked up with white, yellow and green flags flying high along with the national flag at various locations of the city.

Art depicting Assam’s role in the Indian Independence Movement, foreign goods boycott movement, Indian independence activist Kanaklata Barua, Patharughat Battle, Lord Shiva and several other eminent dignitaries of Assam have been depicted in the walls of Guwahati.

The wall paintings are now becoming the central spot of attraction in the city.

With several flyovers still under construction in the city, several roads will be cordoned off on February 25 and 26.

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