Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday arrived here on a two-day visit to Odisha. The President was accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind.
The President is slated to attend a function at the Army Air Defence College (AADC) in Gopalpur in Ganjam District on Saturday.
President Kovind arrived at Biju Patnaik International Airport here by a special Indian Air Force aircraft.
He was welcomed by Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy and DGP Bijay Kumar Sharma.
Soon after arriving at the airport here, the President left for Gopalpur by an IAF chopper.
The President will hand over the prestigious President’s Colours award to the Corps of Army Air Defence at the function on Saturday, said an official.