President Ram Nath Kovind will speak to the Gujarat Assembly on Thursday as part of his two-day visit to the state, according to Speaker Nimaben Acharya.
Kovind will speak to the Gujarat Assembly between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on March 24 as part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,' a central government initiative to commemorate India's 75th anniversary of independence, according to Acharya, who notified the House during the ongoing budget session.
According to a Gujarat defence PRO, Kovind would present the 'President's Colour' to the Indian Naval Ship (INS) 'Valsura' on Friday during a ceremony in Jamnagar. The President's Colour is awarded to a military unit in honour of outstanding service to the country in both peace and conflict. The Indian Navy's main training establishment, INS Valsura, was founded in 1942.
It is tasked with providing electrical, electronics, weapon systems, and information technology training to officers and sailors of the Indian Navy, Coast Guard, and friendly foreign governments. The President, the supreme commander of the armed forces, will be honoured with a ceremonial march with a 150-man 'Guard of Honour,' according to the statement.