Visakhapatnam : The port city is all set to receive President Ram Nath Kovind here on December 7. The president is on a two-day visit to the city to participate in the golden jubilee celebrations of the Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy. Apart from the Indian Navy programme, the President will visit Andhra University and also inaugurate the much-awaited TU-142 aircraft museum on December 7.
VUDA and Indian Navy were racing against time on Wednesday to give a final touch to the museum works on Wednesday. President Kovind will be the third president to visit the university, after Neelam Sanjiva Reddy and Gyani Zail Singh who visited AU in 1978 and 1984-85 respectively. For Mr Kovind, this will be the second visit to the university, as he had already visited once during 2002-2003.
He will arrive at the Naval Air Station, Dega around 2.20 pm and head for the inauguration of the aircraft museum scheduled at 4 pm. After unveiling the inauguration plaque, the president will walk through the display. On the way to Andhra University Convocation Hall, he will also garland the Alluri Sitarama Raju status at The Park junction.
He would spend about 40 minutes in Andhra University from 4.30 pm. The President will also unveil the foundation plaque for the E-Classroom Complex and incubation centre and as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces will officially declare open the Centre for Defence Studies at the Convocation Hall. Governor of AP and Telangana, AP Chief Minster Chandrababu Naidu will be present.
The TU-142 first aircraft museum in the country can withstand natural calamities like Hudhud. The souvenir of ‘Love Vizag’ and a coffee shop also been arranged here along with the museum to attract the tourists. They can see six different zones in the museum, where aircraft history, it’s functioning, training, war equipment room and video room are available. VUDA vice-chairman P. Basanth Kumar said that the museum was built with an expenditure of Rs 13 crore, while it was estimated at Rs 10 crore.
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