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President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir amid heightened security. He was received by Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. He headed straight for the Raj Bhawan from where he is scheduled to leave for the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in Katra town for a convocation. Over 880 scholars will receive their degrees and merit certificates at the ceremony.
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A civic reception will be held at Amar Mahal Lawns in Jammu city to honour Kovind later in the day. Vohra will host a dinner in the President's honour at the Raj Bhawan after that. Kovind will visit the Mubarak Mandi heritage site on Thursday before flying back to New Delhi, informed sources said. He had visited the Ladakh region of the state on August 21, 2017 when he presented the President's colours to Ladakh Scouts Regiment.