New Delhi : President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir will begin from today. This year His Majesty will celebrate Dussehra with the soldiers in the Dras area of Ladakh.
Drass is one of the coldest places in the world, where the temperature reaches below -40 degrees.
The President is now seen breaking the tradition when he usually attended Dussehra celebrations every year in the national capital. According to an official information released by Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President will be on a two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir on October 14 and 15.
It is located near She village in Leh and hosts a number of cultural events with the barren mountains in the background, which are specific to the region.
Will reach Jammu and Kashmir in the evening
The President will visit the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evening and interact with Indian troops stationed at Udhampur, the Northern Command headquarters of the Indian Army.
The city serves as the capital of the district. It is a strategic transit point for the armed forces while traveling on National Highway 44.
Dussehra will be celebrated with soldiers in Dras on Friday
President Kovind will visit Drass in Ladakh on Friday, October 15, and pay homage to the martyrs of the 1999 Kargil War at the Kargil War Memorial.
Actually Dras is also considered as the gateway of Ladakh. It is famous for its high altitude trekking way and tourist places.
It is also a strategically important military point. Here the soldiers of the Indian Army have to face increasing altitude and cold temperatures throughout the year to protect the Line of Control (LoC). President Ram Nath Kovind will celebrate Dussehra with the soldiers here.