The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, will be in Ranchi today.
This will be his first visit to the state after taking oath as President.
The President will commence his engagements by paying tributes to freedom fighter ‘Birsa Munda’ at his statue at BirsaChowk, Ranchi.
Later in the day, he will grace the foundation day celebrations of the state and inaugurate or lay the foundation stones of various projects in Ranchi.
“He is set to launch welfare schemes worth Rs 21,000 crore apart from distributing tabs and appointment letters to thousands of people on the occasion,” said senior Government officials here on Monday.
He will also receive the first copy of the Hindi translation of a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita at a function organised by the YogodaSatsanga Society before leaving Ranchi.