Song and dance show to serenade Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee will be serenaded with songs and dance from rural Bengal at the felicitation programme organised by the state government in Kolkata on his maiden visit to his home state after entering Raisina Hill.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:September 14, 2012 2:45 am

President Pranab Mukherjee will be serenaded with songs and dance from rural Bengal at the felicitation programme organised by the state government in Kolkata on his maiden visit to his home state after entering Raisina Hill.

The President will arrive tomorrow afternoon and,after a brief stay at Raj Bhavan,he will leave for Netaji Indoor Stadium,where he will be accorded the civic reception.

Governor M K Narayanan,Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and a host of other dignitaries from all walks of society,including members of the diplomatic corps,have been invited by the state government to attend the function.

While the inaugural song will be sung by students of Gokhale Memorial School of Kolkata,it will be followed by a presentation of mementos by various organisations including a few chambers of commerce,football clubs like Mohun Bagan,East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting and various other sports bodies.

Dance forms from the districts including Chhau from Purulia,a dance form Darjeeling,Raibenshe from north Bengal,will be presented at the show.

On Saturday,the President will visit IIT Kharagpur to attend a function there. On Sunday he will spend some time at his residence at Dhakuria in south Kolkata,where he will have lunch. He will leave for Delhi on Saturday evening.

The itinerary

The President will arrive on Friday afternoon and,after a brief stay at Raj Bhavan,he will leave for Netaji Indoor Stadium for the reception.

On Saturday,the President will visit IIT Kharagpur to attend a function there.

On Sunday he will spend some time at his residence at Dhakuria in south Kolkata,where he will have lunch. He will leave for Delhi on Saturday evening.

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