Darjeeling: President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit Darjeeling on July 12 along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.
President Mukherjee will preside over a function in Darjeeling on July 13, the birth anniversary of Nepali poet Bhanubhakta Acharya, official sources said here.
The chief minister had also announced the President’s upcoming visit during her recent north Bengal tour. Ms Banerjee had said the President will be in Darjeeling for three days and the state government will felicitate him. Meanwhile, the Darjeeling District Magistrate held a meeting a few days ago to work out the modalities, including the place where the President would halt, his travel and security arrangements.
The last time President Mukherjee visited Darjeeling was on November 10, 2013. He had visited to flag off the 125th anniversary celebrations of St Joseph’s School.