State ready to receive Swedish King & Queen today
The stage is set for the arrival of king Carl XVI Gustaf and queen Silvia of Sweden on Thursday. According to the schedule sent by the External Affairs protocol section, deputy chief protocol officer to the chief secretary and other officers concerned, the king and queen of Sweden will reach Dehradun airport at 10 AM on a special Swedish flight from Mumbai. They will visit Ramjhula bridge, the ghat and Geeta Mandir in Rishikesh at 10:45 AM and then participate in the inauguration of a sewerage treatment plant site at Sarai village in Haridwar district at 12:30 PM. After that, they will go to the Corbett national park where during the night they will view a presentation related to environmental conservation, biodiversity, afforestation and rehabilitation. On Friday morning, the Swedish king will tour the national park along with wildlife experts and then learn about the aspects of Van Gujjar settlement. The royal couple will then leave for Delhi from Pantnagar airport at 2:30 PM.
In Haridwar, the senior superintendent of police Senthil Avoodai Krishnaraj S conducted a briefing to ascertain the security arrangements. Along with the Union minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Union Human Resource Development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will also be attending the function.
Namami Gange joint secretary Rosie Aggarwal informed that a 14 MLD STP site will be inaugurated in the presence of the Swedish king and queen at Sarai. This facility will make a considerable contribution towards keeping the Ganga river clean.
Thursday, 05 December 2019 | PNS | Dehradun/Haridwar
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