President of India in Uttarakhand; Attends Civic Reception At Dehradun; Inaugurates/Lays Foundation Stones for Various Projects Related to Healthcare, Power Generation and Supply, Technical Education and Transport

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu attended the civic reception hosted in her honour by the Government of Uttarakhand at Dehradun this evening (December 8, 2022). She also virtually inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for various projects related to healthcare, power generation and supply, technical education and transport, on the occasion. 

Addressing the gathering, the President said that the contribution of the land and the people of Uttarakhand to Mother India are immense. Uttarakhand is the source of many rivers that have irrigated and developed a large part of India. The Himalayas and Uttarakhand are embedded in the hearts and souls of Indians. Our sages have been taking shelter in the caves and caverns of the Himalayas in search of knowledge. This state has been a source of wellness, both in terms of spiritual peace and physical healing.

The President noted that there are many famous centres of naturopathy in Uttarakhand where a large number of people from India and abroad come and avail health benefits. She said that the state has immense possibilities for ‘nature tourism’, ‘adventure tourism’ as well as ‘medical tourism’. She was happy to note that Uttarakhand is setting up new institutions in the fields of modern medicine and Ayurveda.

Remembering the contributions of brave soldiers of Uttarakhand in India’s defence, the President said that on behalf of people of India, she would express her gratitude to the brave sons of Uttarakhand.

The President said that the entire Himalayan land, including Uttarakhand, has been the centre of Shakti worship since time immemorial. A part of the same dignity and strength is found in the life stories of brave-woman like Rani Karnavati, forest conservator like Gaura Devi and like Bachendri Pal, the first woman to hoist the tricolour on Mount Everest. She was happy to note that the young daughters of Uttarakhand are also moving forward on the path of progress.

The President said that we are celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. It is our duty to remember the known and unknown freedom fighters. She recalled the contributions of Bishni Devi Shah, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali, Sri Dev Suman, Kesari Chand, Indramani Badoni and Shri Govind Ballabh Pant.  She said that efforts should be made to acquaint the young generation of the entire country with the contribution of these personalities of Uttarakhand.

In the context of the younger generation, the President mentioned Lakshya Sen, on whom Arjuna Award was conferred recently and said that the 21 years old Lakshya Sen sets an ideal for the youth of the entire country to aim towards achieving excellence in their respective fields.

The President said that she was happy to lay the foundation stones and inaugurate various projects related to healthcare, power generation and supply, technical education and transport. She appreciated central and state government for these initiatives and expressed confidence that these projects would enhance public amenities in the state. She also appreciated the people of Uttarakhand and said that the hardworking and talented residents of the state have contributed significantly in the developmental journey of Uttarakhand.

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PM calls on President

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has called on the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu.

Prime Minister’s office tweeted;

“PM @narendramodi called on Rashtrapati Droupadi Murmu Ji earlier today.”

PM @narendramodi called on Rashtrapati Droupadi Murmu Ji earlier today. @rashtrapatibhvn

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 26, 2022



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Vice President appeals for efficient and judicious utilisation of natural resources by all

The Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar today emphasised the need for efficient and judicious utilisation of our natural resources by all. Underlining that the Indian Constitution calls for equitable distribution of natural resources, he expressed his disapproval of the reckless exploitation of nature by humans. He also said that one’s economic strength should not be correlated to his or her consumption of resources such as water, electricity, petrol or gas. “We can’t exploit these resources on the plank that we can afford it,” he added.

Hon’ble Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar attended the valedictory function of 7th #IndiaWaterWeek in Greater Noida today. Hon’ble Union Ministers, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel & Shri Swatantra Dev Singh were also present.

— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) November 5, 2022

Addressing the valedictory function of 7th India Water Week at Great Noida today, the Vice President highlighted the importance of ponds and traditional water bodies in Indian culture and rural ecosystems and emphasised the need to “do everything to recreate these water bodies.”

On this occasion, Shri Dhankhar also called for taking proactive initiatives to resolve inter-state water disputes in the true spirit of federalism. He stressed that “these disputes are in favour of none and go against the very interests of the country and people at large.”

— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) November 5, 2022

Lauding the Ministry of Jal Shakti and associated organisation for making 7th India Water Week a grand success, the Vice President said that such events not only provide the right platform to discuss various contemporary issues but also motivate the common people to be cognizant of natural resources and their conservation.  

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Swatantra Dev Singh, Minister for Jal Shakti, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, DoWR, RD&GR, Ms. Debashree Mukherjee, Special Secretary, DoWR, RD&GR, delegates from India and abroad, people’s representatives from the area and others attended the event.



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President of India Pays Homage to Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on his Birth Anniversary

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, paid homage  to Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 15, 2022). The President and officials of Rashtrapati Bhavan paid floral tributes in front of the portrait of Dr Kalam.



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The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, virtually inaugurated /laid the foundation stones for the various projects of Government of Assam and Union Ministries of Road Transport & Highways, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Railways  today (October 14, 2022) from Srimant Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati.  These include inauguration of Railhead Depot of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. at Moinarbond, Silchar and two highway projects; laying of foundation stones for – 100 model Secondary Schools in the tea garden areas of Assam; 3000 model Anganwadi centers; two highway projects; and modern Cargo-cum-Coaching Terminal at Aghtori, Guwahati. The President also flagged off a train from Guwahati to Lumding Pass upto Shokhuvi (Nagaland) and Mandipathar (Meghalaya).    

Speaking on the occasion, the President wished for the success of projects related to health, education, railways, road construction, petroleum and women empowerment which were launched today. She expressed confidence that the successful implementation of these schemes will provide new opportunities for business and employment, increase transportation facilities and strengthen the economy in the entire North Eastern Region including Assam.

The President said that better infrastructure is the basis of development of any state. The North-Eastern Region is the centre point of India’s ‘Act East Policy’. She was happy to note that the Central Government is paying special attention to infrastructure and connectivity in this region. She said that the development of Assam can be the engine of development for the entire North Eastern Region.

The President said that the North Eastern Region is rich in natural resources. She noted that Assam contributes 13 percent of India’s total crude oil production. Also 15 percent of India’s total natural gas production comes from the North Eastern Region. She expressed confidence that the state-of-the-art depot at Moinarband inaugurated today, will help in meeting the petroleum products requirements of the entire Barak Valley as well as of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram. 

The President said that the Central Government is giving special attention on road and railway connectivity in all the North Eastern states including Assam. She expressed confidence that various projects related to road and railways of which foundation stones laid/inaugurated will increase tourism opportunities apart from enhancing trade and transportation in the region.

The President said that the safety and all-round development of women and children is the sign of a civilized society. To further strengthen the various services for women and children in Assam, 3000 Model Anganwadi Centres launched today is a commendable initiative. She also expressed happiness over laying the foundation stones for 100 Model Secondary Schools with the aim of providing better education for the children of tea garden workers.

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