President Droupadi Murmu who is on a two-day tour to Assam visited the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati on October 14 morning.
This is her maiden visit to the state since assuming office.
She prayed at the temple and sought blessings for the well-being and welfare of everyone.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and governor Jagdish Mukhi accompanied President Murmu to the temple situated atop Nilachal Hills.
“Honoured to accompany Hon’ble President Smt Droupadi Murmj ji, who is on a 2-day visit to Assam, to the Kamakhya Temple along with Hon’ble Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi. We sought blessings from Maa Kamakhya and prayed for the well-being and welfare of everyone,” Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted after the temple visit.
On October 13 – her first day in Assam, she inaugurated a Supercomputer facility in Param Kamrupa and the facility for the design and development of high-power microwave components at IIT Guwahati; Medical College and Hospital at Dhubri; and virtually laid the foundation stones for Zonal Institutes of National Institute of Virology (NIV) at Dibrugarh (Assam) and Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh).
In the evening, the President attended a civic reception and cultural programme in her honour at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati.
Speaking on the occasion, Droupadi Murmu said that she was touched by the love and affection received from the people of Assam. Through this visit, she is getting an opportunity to connect with the great traditions and achievements of India. She thanked the people of Assam for the wonderful welcome.
Before coming to Assam, she was in Tripura on October 12 where she inaugurated various developmental initiatives, besides attending a civic reception hosted by the state government.