Both Sambit and Sayoni are meritorious students and they have braved poverty to pursue medical education. President Murmu wanted to meet both the students after coming to know about their struggles.
Earlier, an inconclusive meeting was held in this connection in the presence of the Mayurbhanj Collector and the SP, and members of Bhanja Sena.
It is believed that as the Odisha government did not take the matter seriously, the Governor himself took up the matter and sought a report from the two top officials, sources added.
President Droupadi Murmu has arrived on a three-day visit to her home district Mayurbhanj on Thursday and visited her in-law's village Pahadpur in
As per reports, the whole auditorium in the University plunged into darkness for nine whole minutes just after President Murmu began her speech.
As per Chinmayee, the President’s villagers must be on cloud nine for her visit there.
Murmu was given a ceremonial welcome at the Badampahad helipad by Governor Ganeshi Lal, Union Minister Bisheswar Tudu, Odisha steel and mines minister Prafulla Mallick and local MLAs.
The mock drill was conducted to prepare for a smooth and uneventful visit of the President to the district.
According to sources, the tiger reserve will remain closed on May 4 and 5 as President Murmu will visit the national park on May 5 and will spend the entire day inside the sanctuary.
On Friday morning, a group of school children was waiting on the road side waiting to see the President's motorcade pass by as she was due to visit the ashram of Amritanandamayi, near Kollam.
Accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Harjinder Singh Dhami, President Murmu paid obeisance inside the sanctum sanctorum of Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple.
Kora Khai, a kind of sweet prepared by mixing fried paddy with jaggery and other ingredients, is Lord Lingaraj’s first ‘Ballabh Bhog’.
India is now the leading consumer and exporter of rice in the world but the situation was different in the past. NRRI was established soon after the Bengal famine and just before India won the Independence, said Murmu.
While walking, she saw a little girl standing on the road with a rose in her hand. Murmu immediately stopped there and went to the girl to talk to her. The girl offered Murmu the rose she was holding which the President accepted graciously.
The President performed 'Jalabhishek' and offered prayers to Lord Lingaraj.
President Murmu who hails from a remote village in Mayurbhanj, had completed her education from the Rama Devi University, which was a college then.
Droupadi Murmu today shared her personal experience with yoga that changed her life completely.
OTV caught up with Ajita ahead of President Murmu’s two-day Odisha visit starting from Friday. Ajita has been invited to the President’s events in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
“Our preparation for the President’s visit has already been started. We will take all the steps as per the security guidelines to make sure that the President’s visit ends well,” informed Commissioner of Police Soumendra Priyadarshi.
She took the opportunity to quote an Odia poem by famous poet Kuntala Kumari Sabat which describes Indian women and their valor.