President Ram Nath Kovind will keep at a personal lodge in Shimla as an alternative of the presidential retreat, the place he usually stays, throughout his go to starting Thursday to Himachal Pradesh, the place he’ll handle a particular session of the state meeting.
The alternative of venue follows after 4 employees members of the retreat examined constructive for COVID-19 on Saturday, an official stated.
The President throughout his four-day go to to Himachal Pradesh will handle a particular session of the state Assembly and would be the chief visitor on the Valedictory Ceremony of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service on the National Academy of Audit and Accounts at Shimla, the official added.
He stated the President will keep at Cecil lodge at Chaura Maidan right here as an alternative of The Retreat — the President’s residence at Chharabra on the outskirts of Shimla.
All those that are available shut contact with the President should carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR unfavorable report even when they’ve been absolutely vaccinated towards the coronavirus, he added.
Earlier, Speaker Vipin Singh Parmar informed the media right here on Tuesday that President Kovind would handle the particular session of the state meeting on Friday at 11 am to mark the golden jubilee of Himachal Pradesh’s statehood.
President Kovind would be the third President to handle the Himachal Pradesh Assembly. Then presidents APJ Abdul Kalam and Pranab Mukherjee addressed the state Assembly in 2003 and 2013 respectively, he stated.
Apart from the sitting MLAs, all the previous MLAs together with former chief ministers Shanta Kumar and Prem Kumar Dhumal have been invited to attend the particular session, he added.
Nitety-three former MLAs, together with Kumar and Dhumal, have given their consent to attend the particular session, the Speaker stated.
Five MPs from the state and 7 former MPs will even attend the session, he stated.
A bunch photograph of the President with the present and former legislators will even be taken as a reminiscence on the Assembly, he added.
According to the schedule, the President will attain Annadale Helipad in Shimla on September 16 at 12 midday through Chandigarh from Palam airport Delhi. Thereafter, he’ll attain Cecil lodge at Chaura Maidan right here at round 12.25 pm, the state authorities official stated.
President Kovind will handle the particular session of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha on Friday from 11 am to 12 midday, the official stated.
In the night on Friday, he’ll attend a cultural program at 7.30 pm and banquet hosted by the state governor at 8 pm, he added.
On September 18, the President would be the chief visitor on the Valedictory Ceremony of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS Officer Trainees of 2018 and 2019 batches) on the National Academy of Audit and Accounts at Shimla from 11 am to 12 midday, the official stated.
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