Maharashtra: President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate peace conference
President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a three-day 'Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan' at Mangi Tungi in Nashik district of Maharashtra on October 22, officials said. After their arrival at Ojhar airport, Kovind and his wife will be flown to Mangi Tungi, around 125km from Nashik city, in a helicopter. They will reach the venue at 3.30 pm, Nashik Divisional Commissioner Rajaram Mane said.
Maharashtra Governor and CM will be present at the event
After inaugurating the 'Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan' (world peace and ahimsa conference), organized by Bhagwan Rishabhdev Murti Nirmaan Samiti, Kovind will present the first international 'Bhagwan Rishabhdev Award' to Teerthanker Mahaveer University based in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, President of the Samiti, Pithadish Ravindrakirti Swami, said. Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and CM Devendra Fadanvis, among others, will be present at the event.
The President will also release a book on the occasion
"The award, which carries a cash prize of Rs. 11 lakh, a memento and a citation will be given to the Chancellor of the university, Suresh Jain," Swami said. The President will also release a book, titled 'Sarvoccha Digambar Jain Pratima', on the occasion. "Thousands of people from different parts of the country are expected to take part in the conference," Ravindrakirti Swami said.