Pranab Mukherjee arrives in city, to deliver RUDT lecture

Bhubaneswar: Former President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Bhubaneswar on a two-day visit to Odisha today.

Mukherjee will address students and teachers at the annual lecture of Ravenshaw University Development Trust (RUDT) in Cuttack today evening.

As per schedule, Mukherjee will visit Ravenshaw University at 5.30 pm and grace the gathering till 6.30 pm. The former President will also unveil the book written by former DGP and former RUDT trustee Amiya Bhusan Tripathy.

This will be the first visit of the Mukherjee to Odisha after he demitted the President's office. Security has been tightened for the visit of the former President to Cuttack.

The Ravenshaw University Development Trust was formed in 1994 by the alumni to improve the educational standard. Ravenshaw College was converted into Ravenshaw University in 2006.

The trust has been holding the annual lectures since 2007 and Lord Meghnad Desai of London School of Economics had delivered the first lecture in 2008.

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