President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Guwahati on three day state visit


Guwahati: President Ram Nath Kovind has 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. 

Currently the president is headed towards Kamakhya Devalaya to offers his obeisance along with CM Sarma and Governor Mukhi. 

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.

Several arterial roads in the city, like AT Road, MG Road, B Baruah Road, Panjabari Road, and Srimanta Sankardev Road, will be closed today from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The movement of heavy vehicles would also be restricted.

On the other hand, the road connecting Six Mile to Khanapara and the Panjabari road would be closed from 5 pm to 6:46 pm. Meanwhile, the Maligaon-Pandu road will be closed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The administration has called for people to not take these routes today and instead take other routes to commute in Guwaha