Sikkim preps for Vice-President’s visit

Gangtok, 11 Feb (IPR): The first preparatory meeting with regard to the upcoming visit of the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, was chaired by Chief Secretary AK Shrivastava today. The VP is scheduled to arrive here on a two-day visit on 25 Feb.

After briefing the officials about the tentative itinerary of the Vice President, the Chief Secretary took stock of the proposed programmes and the venues that the Vice President is scheduled to visit. He took updates of the current status on roads, security and various other essentials.

The Chief Secretary directed all to ensure that the salient responsibilities under each of the departments/ organization were looked after and adhered to.

He also informed that alternate plans for the car-cade and reception are put in place and ready for implementation in case of weather setbacks or other exigencies.

The CS also directed the officials of all the venues the Vice President is scheduled to visit, sought submission of draft invitations, dais plans, draft speeches and other proposals at the earliest.

The VP’s schedule is set to take him to Raj Bhawan, Mintokgang, National Research Centre for Orchids at Pakyong and Rajya Sainik Board complex and the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences where he will be laying foundation stones.