Bhubaneswar: The Vice-President of India Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari will come to Odisha on March 1.
As per schedule Mr. Ansari will arrive at Bhubaneswar on March 1.
He will grace the 44th Convocation Ceremony of Utkal University at the Convocation Pandal on March 2 as the Chief Guest and will deliver the convocation address.
Shri M. C. Bhandare, His Excellency the Governor of Odisha, will preside over the event.
The University will award 90 gold medals and 192 Ph.D at its convocation. Students of 27 regular departments along with those from different financing courses, will be graduating on the day.
Mr. Ansari is scheduled to return to New Delhi on the same day. All security arrangements have been made for his visit to Odisha.
A top level meeting on Mr. Ansari’s visit was held on Thursday. Among others U N Behera, Odisha Home Secretary, Manmohan Praharaj, DGP, Sri B.K.Sharma, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, Professor Prasant Kumar Sahoo, Vice Chancellor Utkal University and other senior officials were present.