President Droupadi Murmu arrives in TN for the first time since taking the office: All you should know!

For the first time since taking the nation's highest office, President Droupadi Murmu has arrived in Tamil Nadu on Saturday - February 18 for a two-day trip. She landed at Madurai Airport in a chartered flight and as she has embarked her visit in the state, the security has been beefed up with the government announcing several detours for a safe and hassle-free presidential convoy. 

She was given a grand welcome at Madurai. She was received by Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi and Tamil Nadu Minister Mano Thangaraj. Madurai will be her first leg of her two-day tour and she will be visiting iconic Meenakshi Amman Temple in the city from the airport. She will be spending nearly two-hours at the temple where she would be taking look at the historical premises and offering prayers to the Goddess. Wrapping up the temple visit, she will return to the Madurai Airport from where she will take a flight to Coimbatore. 

She will arriving at Coimbatore Airport past 3 pm on Saturday. In her second leg of her tour, President Murmu will arrive at the Government Guest House at Race Course, Coimbatore where she will take rest for some time. After that, she will attend the Maha Shivratri Function at the Isha Foundation, where she would be the Chief Guest of the event. 

She will arrive at Isha Foundation at around 5.45 pm and would be taking part in the Shivratri event. After wrapping up from this religious ceremony, she will stay at the Government Guest House. On Sunday - February 19, she would be embarking her third leg of the tour where she will be visiting Wellington Military Centre, Coonoor in the Nilgiris district. 

She will reach the military facility in a chopper and she will pay respect at the war memorial. After touring the military facility, she will fly back to Coimbatore in a chopper. She will then board her special aircraft from Coimbatore and leave for Delhi. The places that will have her visit have been deployed with five layers of police security and the police are also engaged in intensive security at the airport, government guest house, and across all the areas that are connected to her visit. 

It has been reported that around 1,900 policemen in Coimbatore and 3,100 policemen in the suburbs are being deployed for security. Welcoming Murmu to Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu's Governor office tweeted, "Governor Ravi, on behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu, extends a hearty welcome to our Hon'ble President of India, Tmt. Droupadi Murmu, on her first visit to this spiritual land of Saints, Sages, and Poets."