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President of India Droupadi Murmu to visit IIT Guwahati on Oct 13 Draopadi Murmu
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President of India Droupadi Murmu to visit IIT Guwahati on Oct 13

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Oct 2022, 03:46 pm

Guwahati: President of India Droupadi Murmu will visit Assam on October 13-14.

The President of India will visit Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati campus on October 13 during her two-day visit to Assam.

The President will be accompanied by Prof. Jagadish Mukhi, Governor of Assam; Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam; Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, and Keshab Mahanta, Cabinet Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Information Technology, Govt. of Assam, along with other dignitaries.

During her visit to the campus, Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate ‘PARAM KAMRUPA’ Supercomputer facility and a high power active and passive component laboratory of SAMEER at IIT Guwahati.

Welcoming the President, Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “It is our honour and pleasure to welcome the President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu on her maiden visit to our campus. We are delighted that the Hon'ble President will inaugurate the Param Kamrupa, one of its kind supercomputer in the North East region, under the National Supercomputing Mission. I look forward to showcasing IIT Guwahati's work for the benefit of the North East region and its impact on the region.”

The event at IIT Guwahati will also include Virtual Inauguration of Medical College and Hospital in Dhubri, Assam, and a foundation stone laying ceremony for Zonal Institutes of National Institute of Virology at Dibrugarh, Assam and Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, by Droupadi Murmu.

The President of India will also several government programmes in Guwahati during her first visit to the state after becoming the President.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)