President Pranab Mukherjee to begin 2-day Jharkhand visit today

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a two-day visit of Jharkhand from Saturday, an official statement said.

He will arrive in the state capital here at 1.40 p.m. and go to Hazaribagh to attend the 7th convocation of the Vinoba Bhave University (VBU).

He will return to Ranchi and also inaugurate an art gallery and lay the foundation stone of the Jharkhand Technical University at Audrey House, Ranchi. He will spend the night in the capital city.

On Sunday, the President will inaugurate the 88th Annual Conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan in Ranchi. He will also attend the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Birla Institute of Technology at noon and address the convocation ceremony here.

Heavy security arrangements have been made for the President’s visit.