President Droupadi Murmu was in Odisha from Nov 10-11, in what was her maiden visit to the state after assuming office of the top constitutional post in the country. Check out the events that unfolded during the two days.
By: Devbrat Patnaik
Last updated: 11 November 2022, 07:14 PM IST
President Droupadi Murmu visited Puri sea beach where a marvellous sculpture of Lord Jagannath was created on the occasion.
Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan received President Droupadi Murmu upon her arrival at Bhubaneswar airport.
The President was accorded a guard of honour on her first visit to Odisha.
After reaching Puri Bada Danda, as a mark of devotion, like all the devotees, the President too chose to walk nearly 2km to reach Srimandir and pay her obeisance to the Holy Trinity.
President Droupadi Murmu's bows down before the Lord of the Universe outside His abode - Srimandir.
President Droupadi Murmu in devotion at the Aruna Stambha near Swargadwar before entering Jagannath temple.
President Droupadi Murmu partook of Mahaprasad of Jagannath Temple at Puri Rajbhawan, along with Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb and Maharani Leelavati Pat Mahadei.
President Droupadi Murmu during her visit to Tapoban High School was presented a portrait of Holy Trinity - Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.
President Murmu with the lovely kids of Unit-II Girls' High School who were dressed up in various costumes for the welcome ceremony. On stage, she is accompanied by Union Minister Pradhan, Governor Ganeshi Lal, state ministers and Bhubaneswar MP.
Reliving the memories! President Droupadi Murmu relives school day memories on the cot that once used to be her hostel bed.
Madam President and her sand sculpture at Unit-II Girls' High School in Bhubaneswar.
It was a nostalgic moment for the President when she visited her alma mater Government Girls High School and Kuntalakumari Sabat Adivasi Girls Hostel in Bhubaneswar. She said the visit brought back many fond memories of her student life.
Looking back at the days when she was Draupadi Tudu. It was truly a journey down the memory lane for the President.
President Murmu launched some important programs and projects of the Ministry of Education. The Engineering Textbooks (in Odia language), Technical Vocabulary and e-Kumbh Portal written in Odia language is an inspirational step by the Union Ministry of Education, she said.