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President Murmu Begins 3-Day Odisha Tour, Interacts With ‘Atut Bandhan’ Beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar25/7/23:: President Droupadi Murmu addressed the beneficiary students of Atut Bandhan, an initiative to financially support the medical students as she arrived in Bhubaneswar in the afternoon on a three-day Odisha tour.

Speaking to the medical students, she appreciated the efforts of Atut Bandhan and advised the beneficiaries to help other students in moving forward in their profession and life. The event was organised at Raj Bhavan

Murmu received a rousing welcome soon after landing at Bhubaneswar. She completed a year in office.

Folk artists performed at the airport and along the road which she took from the airport to Raj Bhavan.

Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik received the first citizen of India at the airport as she reached on a three-day visit to her home state.

The president is scheduled to travel to Cuttack on Wednesday, during which she will offer prayers at the Chandi Temple and visit the residence of ‘Utkal Gourab’ Madhusudan Das and pay floral tribute to his statue.

She will also visit the birthplace of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Netaji Museum.


Governor of Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik received President Droupadi Murmu on her arrival in Bhubaneswar.

Murmu is scheduled to be present at the valedictory function of the 75th-year celebrations of Orissa High Court in Cuttack and address the annual function of SCB Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. She will also grace the convocation of National Law University, Odisha, on the same day.

On Thursday, before returning to Delhi, the president will interact with the members of particularly vulnerable tribal groups at the Raj Bhavan.


She will also launch Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya theme for 2023 — ‘The Year of Positive Change’, and lay the foundation stone for its lighthouse complex at Dasabatia in Bhubaneswar.

Bhubaneswar DCP Pratik Singh said elaborate security arrangements have been made in the twin cities for the visit.

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