President on three-day visit to Bengal starting Dec 12

President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a three-day visit to West Bengal starting December 12 during which he will attend a number of programmes here, Howrah and his former Lok Sabha constituency of Jangipur.

Officials at the State Secretariat said today the President would arrive here from Delhi on December 12 afternoon and inaugurate an exhibition of recent paintings by Shahabuddin Ahmed at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in the evening.

On December 13, the President would deliver Deb Ranjan Mukherjee Memorial lecture at a function at the Raj Bhavan in the morning. The programme would be organised by a school in Birbhum district.

Later, the President would inaugurate a 51-foot-tall idol of Lord Shiva at Sett Bansilal Jalan Memorial Temple at Salkia in Howrah district in the noon.

In the evening, the President would participate in the 125th birth anniversary celebration of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, organised by Bidhan Memorial Trust, at the Calcutta University Centenary Hall.

On December 14, he would deliver Indira Gandhi Memorial lecture at the historic Asiatic Society in the morning.

Thereafter, he would leave for Jangipur, from where he contested Lok Sabha election, by a helicopter to participate in the concluding function of K K Mukherjee Memorial Football Tournament.

The President would leave for Delhi from Jangipur at the end of his trip to West Bengal, the sources said.


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