President in Chennai on two-day visit, tight security in city

President Ram Nath Kovind reached Chennai today
on a two-day visit to Tamil Nadu.
He was received at the airport by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal, Chief Secretary Ms Girija Vaidyanathan, senior police officials, and others.
In view of the two-day visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to the city, 3,500 policemen have been deployed as part of security arrangements from Friday.
Officials said security would be tightened along the President’s routes and at the Raj Bhavan during his stay.
On May 5, he would leave Raj Bhavan by road to attend the post centenary diamond jubilee convocation at University of Madras.
He would later attend the convocation at Guru Nanak College and inaugurate the Guru Amar Das block and Shaheed Baba Deep Singh auditorium. He will leave Chennai in the afternoon.