Guwahati: President Droupadi Murmu will embark on a two-day visit to Kaziranga National Park in Assam on April 6 to attend the festival.
This will be President Murmu’s second visit to the state after assuming the highest constitutional position in the country in July 2022.
As per official sources, President will participate in Kaziranga Elephant Festival on April 6 and 7 at the national park.
“The event will take place in a number of locations across Kaziranga, but the locations won’t be decided until after a high-level discussion,” said the official.
However, the Festival is a yearly organised festival held at the national park for the conservation and protection of the Asiatic elephants.
It is coordinated by the forest department and the tourist department with the goal to highlight and to find the solution of the state’s growing man-elephant conflict.
The sources said that hundreds of domestic Asiatic elephants are decorated from head to toe and participate in several programs such as parade, races, football, and dance.
On October 12, 2022, President visited Assam for a two-day tour, in her first visit to the state after taking over the top post. She has also offered prayers at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati.
She inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various development projects in the State.
She flagged off the extended run of a train on the Guwahati-Lumding route to Shokhuvi in Nagaland and Mendipathar in Meghalaya. It was the first direct passenger train service between Nagaland and Meghalaya.
Murmu laid the foundation stones for 3,000 model Anganwadi centres with modern facilities and the Mission Saubhagya, a scheme to achieve universal electrification.
She inaugurated a rail-fed petroleum storage depot of the Indian Oil Corporation at Moinarbond in Silchar. She also laid the foundation stones for 100 model secondary schools in tea garden areas of the northeastern state. Besides, two highway projects and a modern cargo-cum-coaching terminal at Agthori in Guwahati were also launched by her.