President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other leaders on Friday extended greetings to people on the auspicious occasion of Holi.
Detailing the initiatives, the Prime Minister also apprised the President that four senior Cabinet Ministers are departing to the neighbouring countries Poland, Hungary Slovakia and Romania as his 'Special Envoy' to oversee the evacuation mission.
Puri Visit Of President Kovind In Lensman’s View
President Ram Nath Kovind today (Feb 20) inaugurated the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Srila Prabhupada - the founder of Gaudiya Mission at the holy city of Puri. The President along with first lady Savita Kovind and other family members visited Puri Jagannath Temple on the first day of his two-day trip to pay obeisance to the Holy Trinity.
Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik welcomed President Kovind on his arrival at the Biju Patnaik International Airport
Puri Superintendent of Police, Kanwar Vishal Singh today said that a spot briefing of the police personnel has been done. All the security arrangements have been done as per the protocols.
The President also wished them success in strengthening bilateral ties and for their well-being and progress and prosperity of the friendly people, the communique said.
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed V Narasingh, Biraja Prasanna Satapathy and Murahari Sri Raman to be the judges of Orissa High Court in order of seniority.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the economic survey, which said that India's economy is expected to grow at 8-8.5 per cent in the next fiscal.
Referring to the insurgency in the Northeast, the president said the efforts of the Modi government to establish peace in the region have attained "historic success".
Addressing the joint session of Parliament, Kovind said that since 2016, India has seen 60,000 startups in 56 different sectors.
Kovind further informed that the Centre has trained thousands of such groups and helped them participate as 'Banking Sakhi'.
The President said more than 11 crore farmer families received Rs 1.80 lakh crore through PM-KISAN and big changes have been seen in the farm sector.
President Ram Nath Kovind has given his nod to the Appropriation (No 5) Act 2021 that authorises payment and appropriation of Rs 3.73 lakh crore from the Consolidated Fund of India for the services of the financial year 2021-22.
The Vice President pointed out that Sardar Patel played a remarkable role in galvanising the nation against British rule, accomplished the humongous task of peaceful integration of over 560 princely states and laid the foundation of strong administration in the country by establishing the civil services.