3-Day Odisha Visit: President Droupadi Murmu To Travel By Train From Badampahar To Rairangpur On Nov 21
Bhubaneswar: President Droupadi Murmu is scheduled to embark on a three-day visit to Odisha from November 20-22.
According to sources, the President will take a flight from Kalaikunda airport, West Bengal, and arrive at Baripada in Mayurbhanj district at 1.55 pm on November 20. She will then grace the Literary Festival of All India Santali Writers’ Association as the chief guest there.
On November 21, Murmu will flag off 3 new trains at Badampahar railway station and also travel by train to Rairangpur.
Notably, Mayurbhanj district got three of the four pairs of trains – Kolkata (Shalimar)-Badampahar-Kolkata (Shalimar) Weekly Express, Badampahar-Rourkela-Badampahar Weekly Express, Rourkela-Tatanagar-Rourkela (6 days a week) and Tatanagar- Badampahar-Tatanagar (6 days a week) – that were recently approved by the Indian Railwaysin the South Eastern Railway jurisdiction.
This will be Murmu’s second visit to her home district since being sworn in as the President in July last year.
She will reach Burla the same day around 4.10 pm and attend the Annual Convocation of VSSUT, Burla.
On November 22, the President will attend RISE function of Brahma Kumaris at 11.05 am. She will then take a flight from Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuuguda to Delhi.
Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Bishweswar Tudu had earlier said that the President will inaugurate an Ekalavya Model Residential School at Kuliana in her home district Mayurbhanj.