Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport at 10.30 AM on Saturday. He was accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind and was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the airport. This is Kovind's first official visit to the state after being elected as the President.
The President was welcomed by Odisha Governor SC Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, State Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, DGP RP Sharma, City Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and other senior officer of the state administration.
Kovind is scheduled to visit Cuttack today, where he will pay tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at his birthplace in the city. Later, he will dedicate the Anand Bhavan Museum and Learning Centre - a memorial to late Chief Minister Biju Patnaik to the people of the state. He will also grace the foundation day celebrations of the National Law University.