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’.
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.
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.
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.
This was stated in a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence on the eve of the celebrations.
The 16-year-old student from Sikharpur area in Cuttack received the felicitation for his exceptional achievements in the field of art and culture.
The birth anniversary of the great revolutionary, who was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, is officially known as Parakram Diwas or Parakram Divas.
There is no denying in the fact that there is acute shortage of doctors in hospitals. This shortage has provided a golden opportunity for the ‘quacks’ to fill up such gaps and use the scenario in their favour.