Published On : Wed, Sep 20th, 2017

President Kovind to visit Jain temple in Ramtek during his Nagpur tour

Nagpur: President of India Ramnath Kovind, who will be visiting Nagpur on September 22 for various programmes, will also visit Jain pilgrimage place in Ramtek. The President will visit Shantinath Jain Mandir on the occasion of ongoing Chaurmas and seek blessings of Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj who is camping at the temple since the past few months.

The district administration and top police officials reviewed the arrangements for the VVIP visit. Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawde said that the President will be accompanied by a galaxy of ministers and other high-profile dignitaries. Kovid will reach Ramtek around 10.30 am and spend 45 minutes in the temple premises. Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, and other dignitaries will accompany the President during his Ramtek visit.

Tight security arrangements are being made in view of the high-profile visit. The Divisional Commissioner Anup Kumar, District Collector Sachin Kurve, Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawde, SDPO Ram Joshi, and other officials reviewed the arrangements. A temporary helipad is being constructed near Khindsi Lake near Ramtek Town. From the helipad, the President’s cavalcade will reach the Jain temple by road.

During his Nagpur visit on September 22, the President Ramnath Kovind will will inaugurate the newly constructed Suresh Bhat Auditorium near Reshimbag ground of south Nagpur. Along with this, the President will also inaugurate the meditation centre at Dragon Palace, Kamptee. Later, Kovind will visit the historic Deekashabhoomi.