Lucknow, Sept 13: President Ram Nath Kovind will be on a two-day maiden visit to the Uttar Pradesh capital from tomorrow. Amid tight security arrangements, the President would attend a citizen felicitation programme. He was expected to visit his native village in Kanpur Dehat district on September 15 besides launching the 'Swachchta Abhiyan' programme in Kanpur. Lucknow District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said here today that the President would reach Lucknow tomorrow at around 1430 hrs and will go directly to the Rajbhawan. Later, Mr Kovind will attend a citizen felicitation programme at Indira Gandhi Prathisthan from 1630 hrs to 1800 hrs in the state capital. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would organise a dinner for the President at his official residence at 2030 hrs and thereafter, he will have a night stay at the Rajbhawan, the District Magistrate said. On September 15, Mr Kovind will visit the Deen Dayal Upadhaya Vatika at Charbagh in the state capital at around 1015 hrs and later will meet some dignitaries at the Rajbhawan. After lunch at the Rajbhawan, the President will fly to Kanpur to attend couple of programmes. Later, he will return to Lucknow at around 1800 hrs to leave for New Delhi. Meanwhile, security has been stepped up in Lucknow and Kanpur in view of the President's visit. The state government has sought 20 companies of central forces for the security of the President besides to control the law and order. In Lucknow, all the roads on which the President's cavalcade would travel have been spruced up while hoardings would be put on to welcome the country's first citizen, who happens to be from UP for the first time. The felicitation programme of the President in Lucknow would witness attendance of around 1,500 people which will include state ministers, MPs, legislators, educationists and other dignitaries. UNI
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