President Droupadi Murmu Arrives in Itanagar

Guwahati: President Droupadi Murmu began a two-day trip to Arunachal Pradesh in honour of the 37th Statehood Day celebrations of the region on Monday.

Lt Gen Kaiwalya Parnaik, the governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Chief Minister Pema Khandu gave Droupadi Murmu a cordial welcome as she arrives in the state.

The President received a guard of honour as well on her first visit.

Murmu will attend the 37th Statehood Day celebrations in the northeastern state and the State government in Itanagar will organise a civic banquet in her honour, according to the President’s Secretariat.

The President will speak to the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly’s extraordinary session on Tuesday in Itanagar.

It should be noted that Arunachal Pradesh became India’s 24th state on February 20, 1987. Since then, the day has been designated a state holiday in honour of Arunachal Pradesh’s creation.

The President wished the residents of Arunachal and Mizoram a happy statehood day earlier today.

“Greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on Statehood day. These states represent India’s rich culture and diversity. I was deeply touched by the warm reception in Mizoram during my recent visit. I look forward to statehood day celebrations in Itanagar today,” President Droupadi Murmu tweeted.

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