President to visit Kanpur on Sept 15

Kanpur: President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive here on September 15 on his first visit to Uttar Pradesh after assuming the high office, during which he will participate in a ‘Swachhta hi Sewa’ programme.

“The president will visit Ishwariganj village in Kalyanpur on September 15 at 2.30 pm. Ishwariganj was recently declared open-defecation free,” Kanpur District Magistrate Surendra Singh said.

“He will launch the ‘Swachhta hi Sewa’ (Cleanliness is Service) programme from the village and honour five people who played a major role in making Ishwariganj an open-defecation free village,” he said.

However, there was no word on whether Kovind will visit his ancestral Paraunkh village in adjoining Kanpur Dehat district.

The president will inaugurate a Solid-Liquid Waste Management Scheme here and distribute among safai workers tri-cycles meant for carrying garbage.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth will also be present in the programme.

BJP leader Surendra Maithani said, “After becoming the president, this is his first visit to Kanpur. The entire city is being decorated with flowers.”

Maithani said that the president would also visit the residence of RSS leader Ishwar Chandra Gupta in Tilak Nagar area of the city.

The district magistrate said elaborate security measures were being taken in view of the high-profile visit.