President Droupadi Murmu, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, flagged off two express trains and a (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) MEMU train from Badampahar station in Mayurbhanj on Tuesday.
The new trains are—Badampahar-Rourkela Express (Weekly), Badampahar-Shalimar Express (Weekly) and Badampahar-Tatanagar MEMU service. These trains will now connect Mayurbhanj district with the Indian railway map.
Governor Raghubar Das, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were also present during the flagging-off ceremony.
On the second day of her visit, President Murmu inaugurated a Skill Training Centre at Pahadpur village.
After her programme at Badampahar, she is scheduled to inaugurate a new Postal Division at Rairangpur and release a commemorative cover of the Rairangpur Postal Division.
On the same evening, the President will grace the 15th annual convocation of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla.
On November 22, the President will launch the National Education Campaign – New Education for New India, organised by Brahma Kumaris, Sambalpur at Sambalpur. Later, the President will visit Puttaparthi where she will grace the 42nd convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.
Upon her arrival in Baripada on Monday, she graced the inaugural session of the 36th Annual Conference and Literary Festival of ‘All Odisha Santali Association’ in Baripada.
After the inaugural session, the President inaugurated the Eklavya Model Residential School at Kuliana.