HRD Ministry to felicitate MPs with 'good academic background' on 'Guru Purnima'
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar will on 'Guru Purnima' felicitate all MPs having an academic background.
New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will on Tuesday felicitate all MPs having an academic background on the auspicious occasion of 'Guru Purnima'.
As per government sources, a brief function will be held at the Parliament House complex here.
BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy took to Twitter today and tweeted an invitation sent to him in this regard.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) July 19, 2016
Generally regarded as a festival of the Hindus, Jains and Buddhists, the solemn occasion is used to show respect to one's teachers and express gratitude to them.
The festival - popular in India and neighbouring Nepal - is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of 'Ashadha', that is in June-July period.
Javadekar was elevated to the cabinet minister rank and made the HRD Minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 5.