President to visit Assam Monday

Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a two-day visit to Assam from Monday, his first to the state after assuming the country’s top post, it was announced here Sunday.

The president is scheduled to posthumously confer the ‘Asom Ratna’ award for 2012 on eminent litterateur Mamoni Raisom Goswami and also give away the Srimanta Sankaradeva Award for 2008 to popular film actor Sharmila Tagore on Monday.

Mukherjee will also attend the closing ceremony of the golden jubilee celebrations of Pandu College in Guwahati the same day.

The president will leave for Silchar on May 14 to address the 13th annual convocation of the Assam University.

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