President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to Odisha on September 6, official sources said.
During his stay, Mukerjee would have darshan of Lord Jagannath in the 12th century shrine here most likely on September 7 morning before attending the convocation of IIT-Bhubaneswar.
Soon after reaching Bhubaneswar on September 6 in the evening, the President will leave for the temple town and spend the night at Raj Bhawan, Puri.
Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) held a preparatory meeting to ensure a hassle-free visit for the President. “We have not yet received his final itinerary. But we have started arrangements,” said SJTA chief administrator Aravind Padhee.
President had darshan of the deities in the Lord Jagannath temple on April 25 this year when he came to attend the convocation of Utkal University. (PTI)