SHILLONG, Nov 3: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a maiden visit to the state of Meghalaya, arrived in Shillong today afternoon. Kovind will be addressing a convocation programme and North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) tomorrow morning.
The president will be staying at the Raj Bhavan and it was informed that he will be having dinner later tonight with chief minister, Conrad Sangma, leader of opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma, Shillong and Tura MPs, Vincent Pala and Agatha Sangma respectively including the chiefs of the security forces like DGP and DG of Assam Rifles.
In view of the president’s visit, the city has been given a face lift with barricades being erected all along the stretch where Kovind is scheduled to ply, roads have been repaired, and footpaths’ railings painted.
The Shillong traffic police have also been busy since Saturday to ensure that the city streets are cleared even as they regret the inconvenience caused to the general public.