SRINAGAR – President Ram Nath Kovind will next month visit the newly carved Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the first time after the revocation of Article 370 and 35A, reports said Wednesday.
The visit comes at a crucial time when the Union Territory’s administration has decided to postpone the announced By-Polls of Panchayats citing security concerns.
“Rashtrapati Bhawan has given consent that President Kovind will take part in the annual convocation of the Central University of Jammu,” Republic TV reported today.
“The date of the event has not been finalized yet but it will happen on March 14 or 15. Once we get official confirmation on the date of visit, we will schedule convocation accordingly,” a University official told the news channel.
“President Kovind will be taking part in the 2nd Convocation of the Central University of Jammu as Chief Guest. He will confer degree to pass out students of 2018 and 2019. Once confirmation of the schedule of President’s visit comes from Rashtrapati Bhawan, we will formally announce venue,” he added.
The first convocation of the Central University of Jammu was held on March 18, 2018, in which Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama took part as Chief guest along with Union minister Jitendra Singh and former chief of Army staff NC Vij.