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On two-day Uttarakhand visit, Prime Minister Modi to spend time with IAS probationers

On the first day, the Prime Minister will interact with one group of IAS probationers and, the second day, he will interact with the other group

dehradun Updated: Oct 26, 2017 19:07 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by the Governor of Uttarakhand, K K Paul, and the Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat, on his arrival in Dehradun on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by the Governor of Uttarakhand, K K Paul, and the Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat, on his arrival in Dehradun on Thursday. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived at Mussoorie on a two-day visit during which he will interact with IAS probationers at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration besides attending cultural programmes.

Earlier in the day, governor K K Paul and chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat received the Prime Minister at the Jolly Grant airport. After a brief stopover, a special helicopter flew him to Mussoorie, sources in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.

“Modi is the second Prime Minister after the late Indira Gandhi, who will spend so much time with IAS probationers,” a senior IAS officer said.

“During his two-day stay at the academy, Modi will interact with three groups of IAS probationers separately,” a spokesperson for the chief minister said. “He is also likely to address the IAS probationers.”

On the first day, the Prime Minister will interact with one group of IAS probationers and, the second day, he will interact with the other group. “Besides, he will also have lunch and dinner with IAS probationers,” the CMO official said.

Modi will also attend cultural programmes to be hosted by the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. “The programmes relating to (Modi) his visit are being kept secret owing to security reasons,” a source said. The Prime Minister will leave for Delhi by a special plane on Friday noon.