Kargil, Oct 24: President of India Droupadi Murmu will be undertaking the maiden visit to Ladakh on October 31.
This would be President Murmu’s first visit to Ladakh after assuming office as the President of India in July last year.
During her two-day visit, she would attend the UT Ladakh Foundation Day and later visit Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield, officials said.
“The President will arrive on a two-day visit to Ladakh on October 31, and is slated to attend the Union Territory Foundation Day celebrations and visit Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, the next day, if the weather conditions permit,” they said.
Ahead of the visit of the President to Ladakh, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Ladakh, Pawan Kotwal conducted a thorough inspection of preparations at various venues.
ADGP Ladakh S D Singh Jamwal, Commissioner Secretary Padma Angmo, Commissioner Secretary Kacho Mehmood Ali Khan, Administrative Secretary Ravinder Kumar, Secretary Micheal D’Souza, and Deputy Commissioner (DC) Leh Santosh Sukhadeve were also present on the occasion.
Officials said that President Murmu was expected to visit Sindhu Ghat on October 31, while on November 1, the President, who is the Supreme Commander of the three services, is likely to visit Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, along with top Army commanders.
“During the visit, the President would meet the LG Ladakh, top Army commanders, and other dignitaries,” officials said.
Earlier this month, President Murmu arrived in J&K, the erstwhile state from which Ladakh was carved out in 2019 – on a two-day visit.