President Draupadi Murmu arriving in Kashmir today on 2-day visit


Srinagar: Amid tight security arrangements President of India, Draupadi Murmu will arrive in Kashmir on a two-day visit on Wednesday and be the chief guest for the 20th annual convocation of the University of Kashmir (KU).

Against the backdrop of her visit, the KU campus has been fully sensitised and the entire Srinagar city is witnessing heightened security arrangements and extra vigil.

Official sources here said that the President would arrive in Kashmir on her maiden visit on Wednesday around 10 am

After receiving her at the Srinagar International Airport, she would be given a Guard of Honour.

The President would be flown to the Badami Bagh Cantonment where she would land at the Badami Bagh Cantonment helipad in the 15 Corps Headquarters following which she would lay a wreath at the War Memorial.

Being the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army, she would be received by senior Army Generals besides the J&K administration.

From the B B Cantonment, she would drive to the KU campus where she would be the chief guest for the 20th annual convocation.

The convocation marks a significant milestone in the academic journey of the students who have completed their courses between 2021 and mid-2023.

After the convocation, there are plans for a light and sound show by the Dal Lake in her honour on Wednesday evening.

Later, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha would host President Murmu at the Raj Bhawan in Srinagar.

The event at KU is poised to be a grand celebration as President Murmu would confer degrees upon hundreds of candidates from diverse academic disciplines.

The convocation ceremony would take place at the convocation complex of KU, located in Hazratbal on the outskirts of Srinagar.

During the event, candidates would be honoured with gold and silver medals along with accompanying cash prizes.

Moreover, the sponsored silver medals would also be presented to some candidates.

In light of the impending visit of President Murmu, KU has already postponed the examinations initially scheduled for October 6 and 10 of this year.

The October 6 exams were postponed due to the following Friday, while the October 10 exams were deferred for security reasons associated with the President’s visit to the campus the following day.

While there is no specific input on the presence of inimical elements, authorities have fully sensitised the entire KU campus.

Armoured vehicles are seen at the KU gates and visitors are being frisked thoroughly before entering the campus.


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