Guwahati, April 06: President Droupadi Murmu is set to embark on a three-day visit to Assam starting today, according to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
During her visit to the northeastern state, the President will participate in several events, including the inauguration of the Gaj Utsav-2023 at the Kaziranga National Park. Following this, she will flag off the Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition-2023 at Guwahati.
On the same day, President Murmu will attend the function celebrating the completion of 75 years of the Gauhati High Court in Guwahati, where she will also address the Platinum jubilee celebrations of the High Court on April 7.
Among other notable figures present at the event will be Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Sandeep Kataria, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria, and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
On April 8, the President will make her first flight on a Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft at the Tezpur Airforce Station in Assam.
The week-long platinum jubilee celebrations of the High Court began on April 1 with a bicycle rally followed by a friendly cricket match between the teams of the Chief Justice XI and Chief Minister’s XI. During the celebration, a commemorative stamp of the High Court will be released on April 5 by Rijiju. Additionally, the Chief Minister will release the Assamese version of the book “Gauhati High Court: History and Heritage”.
On April 6, Union Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will attend the celebrations and release six books on customary laws of Rabha, Tiwa, Zeme-Naga, and Bodos of Assam, Nyishis of Arunachal Pradesh, and Halams of Tripura.
The Chief Justice of India will also release two apps on the online e-sewa Kendra for Assam and integrated CIS and e-Prisons applications. The concluding program on April 8 will include a lecture by former Chief Justice of India UU Lalit.
President Murmu’s visit to Assam is expected to boost morale and encourage engagement with the region.