Prez Pratibha Patil completes 4 years in office

Marked with new green initiatives, women empowerment programmes and a series of foreign visits to strengthen bilateral ties, Pratibha Patil, the first woman President of the country completed four years in office.

New Delhi: Marked with new green initiatives,
women empowerment programmes and a series of foreign visits to
strengthen bilateral ties, Pratibha Patil, the first woman
President of the country, on Monday completed four years in
office.

Patil, who is in Korea on an official visit, spent a usual
day today, holding a meeting with South Korean President Lee
Myung Bak and also signed several Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU).

Later, she offered floral tributes to Nobel laureate
Rabindranath Tagore`s bust near here on his 150th birth
anniversary.

The statue was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira
Kumar during her visit here in May this year.

Patil (76) assumed office as the 12th President of India
on July 25, 2007. She is the first woman to be elected to the
country`s highest office.

Before becoming the President, Patil was the Governor of
Rajasthan from November 8, 2004 to June 21, 2007.

Patil, a political science and economics post graduate,
has worked as a lawyer at the Jalgaon District Court in
Maharashtra. She has undertaken a lot of initiatives for
the welfare of women and on various environmental issues.

Roshni is one such ISO-certified project which aims at
making the grand President`s Estate in the national capital a
green, energy efficient and zero-waste model township.

In March last year, Patil started a national mission for
socio-economic empowerment of women. The ambitious mission is
aimed at ensuring holistic development of women in their
personal and professional fields.

PTI

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