Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will visit Sanchi in neighbouring Raisen district tomorrow to take part in a programme of Mahabodhi Society.
Sirisena will spend nearly an hour at Mahabodhi Society premises in Sanchi and unveil the statue of Sri Lankan Buddhist leader Angarika Dharmapala, who played a major role in the revival of Buddhism in India, Coordinator of Society, S A Siddiqui told PTI.
The President will also perform puja and pay his respect to the relics of Budhha’s disciple on the occasion. He is also likely to visit the world famous Sanchi Stupa, one of the ancient stupas in the country.
He is likely to arrive at Sanchi directly from Ninora in Ujjain district after taking part in the International Vichar Kumbh being organised on the occasion of month-long Simhastha (Kumbh) mela.
“From Sanchi, the President will come back to Bhopal airport and leave for his onward journey,” Deputy Inspector General Bhopal, Raman Singh said.
As a precautionary measure, alternate route plan for the President’s way from Sanchi to Bhopal has been prepared and a “Safe House” too has been organised in case of any exigency, the officer said.
Nearly 700 security personnel of different ranks have been deployed for ensuring Sirisena’s security in view of his threat perception.