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PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Rajendra Prasad on birth anniversary, says India owes him for an inspiring leadership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to country's first Indian President Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary.


PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Rajendra Prasad on birth anniversary, says India owes him for an inspiring leadership

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to country's first Indian President Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary.

"I bow to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary. Our nation owes a lot to him for his inspiring leadership at a crucial time," Modi tweeted.

Rajendra Prasad was born on December 3, 1884 in Siwan, Bihar and was the first president of the country.

He held the highest office in the country from January 26, 1950 to May 13, 1962.

Along with Dr Prasad's birth anniversary, the day also marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which is commemorated  to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

The prime minister also tweeted that he salutes the determination of disabled people of the country.

"On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I salute determination of our Divyang sisters and brothers and convey my best wishes to them,"  PM Modi said. 

He added further, "Let us continue our ongoing efforts with renewed vigour & create a nation where both accessibility and equality prevail."

At a meeting in December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that he thought persons with disability should be renamed as people who are 'divyang', or those possessed with divinity.

From Zee News

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