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Chennai, Oct 26: President Droupadi Murmu is set to arrive in Chennai on Thursday night for a two-day visit. Following a brief reception at the airport, she will proceed to Raj Bhavan for an overnight stay.

The President is scheduled to be the Chief Guest at the 8th Convocation of the Indian Maritime University (IMU) on Friday morning at 10:00 hrs. Notable dignitaries, including Tamil Nadu Governor Ravindra Narayan Ravi, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, and Minister of AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shantanu Thakur, and State Higher Education Minister Dr. K. Ponmudy, will be present as guests of honor.

During the Convocation, President Droupadi Murmu will confer gold medals upon the meritorious students of the University. A total of 1944 students from the four schools across six IMU campuses and affiliated institutes will receive their degrees, with 245 candidates set to receive degrees in person, including two Ph.D. scholars and one scholar of M.S. (By Research).

Following the event, President Murmu is expected to depart for New Delhi. Stringent security measures have been implemented in the city for the President’s visit, with over 1,000 police personnel deployed for security duties. Raj Bhavan and the IMU campus, the event venues, are under tight security following a recent incident involving the hurling of petrol bombs at the Raj Bhavan gates. The assailant was subsequently apprehended and arrested by security personnel.