OdishaPlus Bureau

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The State administration has been geared up to welcome President Ram Nath Kovind during his two- day visit to State beginning on December 7.

A high-level meeting to this effect was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy here on Tuesday.

Principal Secretary Home Sanjiv Chopra and Director General Police Satyajit Mohanty outlined the issues for discussion.

Various preparatory works relating to the President’s visit were chalked out and Chief Secretary Tripathy directed concerned departments to complete the preparations well before the scheduled time. Senior officers were given charges of supervision and completion.

Tripathy directed concerned departments to ensure error-free arrangements on all fronts for smooth management of different programs slated to be graced by the President. Special Secretary Home Santosh Bala said that so far two public programs have been slated for the President. Kovind will arrive at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) at 7.30 in the evening on December 7.prez to lay foundation stone of 'paika bidroha' memorialHe will stay at the Raj Bhavan during the night. On the next day at 9.30 AM he will proceed to Barunei in Khordha district to lay the foundation stone of the famous Paika Bidroha Memorial. Then he will visit Utkal University to grace the closing ceremony of University’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration around noon. He will return to New Delhi around 5 pm.

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The issues relating to aircraft, guard of honor, security arrangements, accommodation, carcade arrangements, transport arrangements, medical and health care for the VVIP party, uninterrupted power supply, hotline connectivity, barricading, construction of dais etc were discussed in the meeting.

The Chief Secretary directed the concerned departments to maintain a strict vigil over the entire process in order to avoid any hitches or omissions.

The authorities of the concerned institutions were advised to have regular liaison with the Home and police department regarding dais plan, regulation of crowd and gathering in meeting places.