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President Ram Nath Kovind on Northeast visit from Sunday

President Ram Nath Kovind will be on a trip to the Northeast India starting Sunday. Kovind will first visit Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and thereafter he will take part in the Namami Barak festival at Silchar and a function at Gauhati University.

The president will then visit Manipur.

Kovind, who is on a four-day tour to the Northeast, will attend several programmes and meetings. On Sunday, Kovind will attend a function at the Indira Gandhi Park in Itanagar to mark 40 years of Vivekananda Kendra. The event is being organised by the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Alumni Association.

Later in the day, Kovind will also dedicate the new Assembly building of Arunachal Pradesh to the people and will also address legislators at a special Assembly session in the afternoon.

On November 20, Kovind will attend the closing ceremony of Namami Barak festival at Silchar in Assam. The three-day programme will see cultural programmes dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Bhupen Hazarika.

The President will also attend a civic reception organised by Gauhati University. He will subsequently visit Manipur on November 21 where he will inaugurate the North East Development Summit and the annual 10-day Sangai Festival in Imphal. The annual cultural extravaganza will conclude on November 30.

Before leaving for Delhi, the President will visit the INA war memorial at Moirang on November 22.

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