Prez arrives at Santiniketan for Visva Bharati convocation

Prez arrives at Santiniketan for Visva Bharati convocation Santiniketan (WB), Nov 10 (PTI) President Ram NathKovind arrived here on Sunday to attend the annual convocationof the Visva Bharati University on November 11.

Kovind, who is the 'Paridarsaka' (Visitor) of theuniversity founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, wasreceived by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Durgapur.

The president and the governor then flew in a chopperto the varsity.

'Received President of India on arrival in Durgapurand accompanied him in IAF chopper for Santiniketan forConvocation at Viswa Bharati tomorrow,' Dhankhar, who occupiesthe post of 'Pradhana' (Rector) of the institution, said in atweet.

Kovind is the guest-in-chief of the event to be heldat 'Amrakunja'.

The president is also scheduled to meet Visva Bharatiofficials and visit several places of importance within thecampus.

He is slated to depart from Santiniketan on Mondayafternoon.

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hisBangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal ChiefMinister Mamata Banerjee attended the convocation of thepremier central university. PTI CORR SUSRBT RBT