The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday arrived at Itanagar on a two-day tour to the State capital. This is his maiden visit to the frontier state. While Naidu was received by the State Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu, on his arrival, at Raj Bhavan here. Others who were present at the reception included Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Power Minister Tamiyo Taga and other Cabinet ministers and senior State Govt officers.
It may also be notified that a ceremonial guard of honour was presented to the Vice President by the Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel at the Raj Bhavan premises. Later, the Vice President had a brief interaction with the Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and Chief Secretary Satya Gopal. Earlier in the morning, Naidu arrived at Bagdogra airport from where he was supposed to fly Libing army helipad in Gangtok for a two-day visit to Sikkim which had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.
It can also be notified that the Vice-president in a tweet said that since the weather is not permitting to fly he will plan to proceed to Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. He was to preside over convocation of the ICFAI University and visit the National Research Centre for Orchid at Pakyong, about 35 km from Gangtok.
While the Vice President will lay the foundation stone for seepage management system and storm water drainage system for Itanagar on Sunday before addressing a function at the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre at Itanagar.
Later he also addressed the research scholars and faculty members of the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) at Nirjuli before his departure for the national capital
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