President Kovind will address the special session of the State Assembly on Sept. 17

Shimla: President Ram Nath Kovind will address a special session of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha to mark the golden jubilee year of statehood on 17 September at 11 am.

Himachal became a full-fledged state on January 25, 1971 and ever since the day is observed as Statehood Day.

This will be the third occasion when the President of India will address the special session of the Assembly. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam had addressed the Himachal Assembly on December 23, 2004, and Pranab Mukherjee on May 24, 2013.

Vidhan Sabha Speaker Vipin Parmar informed that the Chief Minister, ministers and legislators will be present at the special one-day session to mark the golden jubilee statehood anniversary. During the function we would like to remember and pay tributes to all former chief ministers and others who made a contribution in helping Himachal surge ahead on the path of development,” said Parmar.

The President is scheduled to reach here on a five-day tour on September 16.