Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee are expected to attend the opening and closing ceremonies of the much-awaited 35th edition of the National Games, to be held in different venues across Kerala early next year.
President Pranab Mukherjee reached the business capital of Vietnam on the second leg of his four-day visit during which he will visit various historic sites, attend a cultural programme and meet the local Indian community.
Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were on Friday presented by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here in a ceremony which was severely short on star power.
President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that legislation alone cannot emancipate women and stressed on the need for a fundamental re-setting of mental and moral make-up, civic sense and social conduct.
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao were on Tuesday conferred with the country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function held at the `Durbar Hall` of Rashtrapati Bahavan.
Terming any move to remove Justice (retd) AK Ganguly as chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission a violation of the Right to Life and Liberty guaranteed by the Constitution, an NGO has written to the President and the PMO seeking "justice".
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said it would not be possible for India to occupy high tables in international society unless it improves the quality of higher education and stressed on the need to identify inspired teachers who could shape young minds.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday termed the violent Naxal movement as a "serious threat" to the country`s peace and security and called upon security forces to effectively counter this challenge.