The President, Pranab Mukherjee, has just inaugurated the first book in the intended trilogy of his political career on his 79th birthday. ‘The Dramatic Decade – The Indira Gandhi Years’ is a page turner published by Rupa and predictably throws some light on the controversial Emergency years.
Existing institutions have to be revitalized from time to time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday and hailed President Pranab Mukherjee's contribution in this regard as an inspiration for all Indians.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday celebrated his 79th birthday by inaugurating several public service projects and adding new chapters to his dream project of opening the portals of Rashtrapati Bhavan for the public.
In a shocking incident of honour killing, a 21-year-old girl was burnt alive by her parents in Delhi. The girl got married to 24-year-old Abhishek,who was from a different community and works at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
With a medal, a commemoration letter and a pat of encouragement on their shoulders, the President on Friday handed the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement to 20 talented and brave children on the occasion of Children's Day.
On the occasion of Guru Nanak's birthday, the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday reverberated with 'Gurbani' (Sikh religious prayers) as President Pranab Mukherjee hosted a special programme which was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rashtrapati Bhavan will witness a musical fusion on Wednesday when bands from Pakistan, Bangladesh and India will perform before President Pranab Mukherjee ahead of the eighth edition of SAARC of South Asian Band festival beginning this weekend.
Encouraged by the response of first innovation scholars in-residence scheme, Rashtrapati Bhavan has invited applications for the second batch who will get to stay in the abode of country's First citizen for a week.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was on Tuesday accorded a ceremonial reception in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan and was formally received by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.