Sunday, September 26, 2010

Patil to visit Mizoram, Manipur


AIZAWL, Sept 22 – Elaborate security arrangements have been made here for the two-day visit of President Pratibha Patil beginning tomorrow, officials said today.
Additional forces have been deployed for Patil’s visit and no parking orders issued for the Aizawl main road to facilitate free passage for the President’s carcade, district SP Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said.
Security has been beefed up in and around the capital especially near Raj Bhavan and Mizoram University, he said.
Patil would attend a public reception at Raj Bhavan tomorrow and meet members of the Council of Ministers.
The President, who is also the Visitor of Mizoram University, would attend its convocation on Friday.
AGARTALA: A thick security blanket has been thrown out in the capital town here in view of President Pratibha Patil’s two-day visit from Friday, police said today.
The entire town has been divided into 11 security sectors and senior officers will supervise and monitor the security of each sectors, DIG (Police Control) Nepal Das said.
Security at the airport is being looked after by paramilitary Tripura State Rifles (TSR) and CISF while police personnel have been deployed in the entire town.
Some Quick Reaction Teams have been kept ready and the Border Security Force has been asked to completely seal the 856 km long Indo-Bangla border so that no unwanted elements can sneak into Indian territory from across the border.
President would arrive at the Agartala airport by a special flight from Mizoram on Friday morning after which she would be given a civic reception by the Agartala Municipal Council in the evening.
The function would be presided over by Governor Dr D Y Patil while the Chief Minister would grace the function as the chief guest.
On Friday, she will deliver a lecture in the 4th convocation of the Tripura University and would return to Delhi later in day. – PTI


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