Lucknow, Sep 7 (PTI): President Ram Nath Kovind is expected to visit Kanpur on September 15, the first time after assuming office, an official said here on Thursday. According to the official, the president is likely to attend some events, including a swachchta (cleanliness) mission programme, during his stay in the industrial town.
“The president is likely to visit the city on September 15, but the official itinerary is yet to be received,”
District Magistrate of Kanpur Surendra Singh said, adding the date of his visit may change by a day or two. Kovind is a resident of Maharishi Dayanand Vihar colony in Kalyanpur area of Kanpur. His ancestral house is in Paraukh village in neighbouring Kanpur Dehat district. The District Magistrate of Kanpur Dehat, Rakesh Kumar Singh, is, however, unaware of any visit by the president to his native village.
BJP’s district unit chief Surendra Maithani said a delegation had met Kovind after his election as the president and had requested him to visit Kanpur. The president had accepted it and he is likely to come on September 15, the BJP leader said, adding the party has invited him to participate in a swachchta (cleanliness) mission programme and an event on education of girls in slum areas. The BJP will also honour Kovind during his visit. The party will leave no stone unturned to ensure a befitting welcome to the president who is the pride of the district Maithani said.