President on Bengal visit from Friday

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New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal for five days from Friday during which he will open the Berhampore military station and pray to Durga in his village in Birbhum district.

According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement, the Berhampore military station will be inaugurated in Murshidabad district on Saturday.

On the same day, the President will also inaugurate Kamoda Kinkar Mukhopadhyay Sarani and the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Dishari Club at Suri in Birbhum district.

On Sunday, the President will lay the foundation stone of the first floor of the academic block of Intensive Khadi and Rural Development Centre (IKRDC) in memory of his late wife Suvra Mukherjee, who was Chairperson of the IKRDC.

He will also administer a Pledge for Nirmal Birbhum and Mission Nirmal Bangla to a mass gathering at Mirati. The President will, keeping alive a tradition, perform Durga Puja in his village Mirati.

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