IMPHAL, March 3: The state home department has initiated strategies as security measures in the state capital in connection with the proposed visit of the President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil on March, 10.
According to an official source, a total of 152 personnel of the state police forces, headed by one Additional SP (Imphal West) with 38 Sub Inspectorss, 35 ASIs and 48 women constables from eight district police stations of the state except Ukhru under himl have been detailed the security measures for the proposed visit of the President.
The official source further mentioned that, the security rehearsal for the proposed visit will be held on March 6 and 7 next.
The source further mentioned that, with the official confirmation from the office of the Rastrapati, Bhavan New Delhi of the official visit of the President of India recently, the state government has initiated the security strategies to prevent any untoward incidents during the President’s visit.
On the other hand ,as per the official scheduled prepared by the state home department, the President of India, , Pratibha Devisingh Patil will be arriving at Imphal Airport by Indian Airline Flight BBJ where a team of state police personnel will give guard of honour and reception of the visiting Indian President at 1.30 pm.
The official source further mentioned that, soon after landing at the Imphal Airport she will travel by road from Imphal Airport upto Raj Bhavan under a tight security arrangement along the Tiddim and will attended a meeting with Governor Gurbachand Jagat at Raj Bhavan which will start from 3 pm of the day and will be followed by a series of discussion and meeting with Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, chairperson of State Social Welfare Advisory Board, chairperson of Manipur State Women Self Helf Group at Raj Bhavan Imphal on her arrival.
The visiting Presient of India will be entertained with cultural programmes at the Raj Bhavan which will be followed by dinner.
The official source further mentioned that, the President during her visit will inaugurate the Manipur State Data Centre (SDC) and will also lay the foundation stone of IT Park at Mantripukhri Imphal at 9.30 am and will be followed by the launching of SWAN Project and afterwards depart from Imphal at 12.30 pm of the same day by a special Indian Airforce Flight at 12.30 pm, the source added.