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President Kovind begins his Ladakh, J&K tour immediately; to mark Dussehra with jawans | Latest News India

President Kovind, on the primary day of his go to to the Union territory of Ladakh, will carry out the Sindhu Darshan puja on the Sindhu Ghat in Leh, in accordance to an official communiqué.

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

President of India Ram Nath Kovind will have a good time Dussehra this year with the troopers of the Indian Army in Ladakh’s Drass space, one of many coldest locations on the planet the place temperatures can drop to lower than -40°C. With this, the President shall be breaking away from the custom the place he’s often seen taking part in Dussehra celebrations within the nationwide capital, Delhi, each year.

An official communiqué issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday mentioned that President Kovind shall be visiting Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir on October 14 and 15 (a two-day journey over Thursday and Friday).

On the primary day of his go to to the Union territory of Ladakh, President Kovind will carry out the Sindhu Darshan puja on the Sindhu Ghat in Leh, in accordance to the communiqué. The riverbank, identified for its lovely and scenic panorama, is located close to the Shey village in Leh and hosts a large number of cultural programmes with the barren mountains, typical to the area, within the backdrop.

In the night, the President will journey to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and work together with Indian troops stationed at Udhampur, the Northern Command headquarters of the Indian Army. Notably, this metropolis – which additionally serves because the district capital – is taken into account an necessary and strategic transit level by the armed forces when travelling by highway on the National Highway 44.

Finally, President Kovind will journey to Drass in Ladakh on October 15 (Friday) and pay tributes to the martyrs of the 1999 Kargil War on the well-known Kargil War Memorial within the hill station. Drass is named “the Gateway to Ladakh” and is legendary for its high-altitude trekking routes and vacationer websites. It can be a strategically vital army level, one the place the Indian Army personnel have to courageous the hovering altitudes and freezing temperatures all year lengthy to guard the Line of Control (LoC).

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