Pradeep Pattanayak

A high-level meeting to chalk out security arrangements and other aspects relating to the President Droupadi Murmu’s visit to Bhubaneswar was on Monday held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary. 

After the meeting Commissioner of Police Soumendra Priyadarshi informed, “During her visit, she will visit Lingaraj temple and the National Rice Research Institute, take part in Gyanaprava Mission’s programme at Utkal Mandap and convocation programme of Rama Devi Women's University. Security arrangements at the airport, venues, route lining, security of venues and helipad were discussed at the meeting.”

“Our preparation for the President’s visit has already been started. We will take all the steps as per the security guidelines to make sure that the President’s visit ends well,” he added. 

Notably, President Droupadi Murmu is coming to Bhubaneswar on a two-day visit starting February 10. 

It will be her second visit after assuming the highest constitutional post of India. The last time she visited Odisha was on November 10, 2022, and stayed for two days. 

During her stay, she visited Puri Srimandir, Tapoban High School in Khandagiri, Unit-2 Government Girl’s High School and Kuntala Kumari Sabat Tribal Hostel, Jaydev Bhawan and inaugurated the Odia textbook for engineering and a portal (e-Kumbh).