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Elaborate arrangements are being made in the state capital to receive the Ram Nath Kovind and security has also been beefed up

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Ram Nath Kovind. IANS

Lucknow, Sep 14, 2017: President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive here on Thursday on a two-day visit, his first since ascending to the highest constitutional office in the country.

He will also visit his home town during the visit. Elaborate arrangements are being made in the state capital to receive the President and security has also been beefed up.

The President will arrive in a special Indian Air Force plane at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport here around 3 p.m. on Thursday where he will be received by Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and some Ministers.

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He will be driven straight to Raj Bhawan where he would briefly rest and then go to the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan where the state government has organised a public felicitation event for the President, who hails from Kanpur rural.

More than 1,500 people have been invited for the function, an official said.

Breaking protocol, Kovind will drive to the 5, Kalidas Marg residence of Adityanath at night for dinner.

He will meet dignitaries and other people from the political spectrum on Friday before leaving for Kanpur in the afternoon in a chopper. The President will return later in the evening to Lucknow and then fly back to New Delhi.

The last time Ram Nath Kovind was in town was on June 25 as the National Democratic Alliance presidential nominee. (IANS)

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President Ram Nath Kovind Worried About The Air Pollution In Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind expresses his concern on air pollution in Delhi

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President Ram Nath Kovind expresses his concern over the air pollution in various parts of the country. Wikimedia Commons

President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed concern over the air pollution in Delhi and neighbouring areas and said that days of smog sometimes give the feeling of doomsday scenario being fast forwarded.

“Many scientists and futurologists have painted doomsday scenarios. On days of smog and poor visibility in our cities, we fear the future might already be here,” the President said while speaking at a meeting with IITians and other technical institutes in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

“This is that time of the year when the air quality of the national capital as well as of many other cities worsens beyond all norms. We are facing a kind of challenge here that we have never faced before,” he added.

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President Ram Nath Kovind says that days of smog sometimes give the feeling of doomsday scenario being fast forwarded. Wikimedia Commons

The President said that hydrocarbon energy changed the face of the world in the last couple of centuries, but “now it is threatening our very existence”. He added that the challenge is compounded for nations battling to bring substantial sections of populations out of poverty. “Yet, we will have to find alternatives”, he said.

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“Many scientists and futurologists have painted doomsday scenarios. On days of smog and poor visibility in our cities, we fear the future might already be here,” the President said expressing concern over the air pollution.

He asked the institutes with their specializations to create sensitivity and awareness among students and researchers towards a common future. (IANS)