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President Murmu plays badminton with Saina Nehwal at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Earlier on Wednesday, President Murmu unveiled the prestigious Durand Cup, the President's Cup and the Shimla Trophy at Rasthrapati Bhavan

President Murmu plays badminton with Saina Nehwal at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 12:22 AM IST

Prez Murmu spends time at beach in Puri during her four-day Odisha visit

President Droupadi Murmu, who is on a four-day visit to Odisha, spent some time at a sea beach in Puri on Monday morning. She witnessed the annual Rath Yatra in the coastal pilgrim town on Sunday. Later, she penned her thoughts about her experience of being in close commune with nature. "There are places that bring us in closer touch with the essence of life and remind us that we are part of nature. Mountains, forests, rivers and seashores appeal to something deep within us. As I walked along the seashore today, I felt a communion with the surroundings the gentle wind, the roar of the waves, and the immense expanse of water. It was a meditative experience," Murmu posted on X. She said it brought her a profound inner peace that she had also felt when she had a darshan of Lord Jagannath on Sunday. Stating that she was not alone in having such an experience, Murmu said, "All of us can feel that way when we encounter something that is far larger than us, that sustains us and that mak

Prez Murmu spends time at beach in Puri during her four-day Odisha visit
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 12:01 PM IST

Prez Murmu urges people to take smaller, local steps to protect environment

Highlighting the recent spate of terrible heatwaves in India and frequent extreme weather events around the globe, President Droupadi Murmu asked people on Monday to take smaller and local steps to protect the environment for a better tomorrow. In a note on the social media platform 'X' after visiting the seashore in this temple town, Murmu said oceans and the rich variety of flora and fauna have suffered heavily due to pollution but people living in nature's lap have sustained traditions "that can show us the way". "Inhabitants of coastal areas, for example, know the language of the winds and waves of the sea. Following our ancestors, they worship the sea as God," she said, while suggesting ways to protect and conserve the environment. The President arrived in Odisha on a four-day tour on July 6. "There are places that bring us in closer touch with the essence of life and remind us that we are part of nature. Mountains, forests, rivers and seashores appeal to something deep within

Prez Murmu urges people to take smaller, local steps to protect environment
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 10:29 AM IST

India's gift to humanity, Yoga is the way to well-being: President Murmu

President Droupadi Murmu on Friday said yoga is India's unique gift to humanity, and it has become far more important because of rising lifestyle-related problems. She, along with other officials of the President's Secretariat, also performed yoga at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. "Greetings to the entire global community, especially the fellow citizens of India on International Yoga Day! Yoga is India's unique gift to humanity. In view of rising lifestyle related problems, Yoga has become far more important today. "Yoga is a way to physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Let us resolve to adopt yoga as an integral part of our day-to-day living," the president said in a post on X and shared pictures of her doing yoga. The International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21.

India's gift to humanity, Yoga is the way to well-being: President Murmu
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 10:10 AM IST

'Bharat', 'India' to be used interchangeably in textbooks: NCERT Chief

"Bharat" and "India" will be used interchangeably in NCERT textbooks as is the case in the country's Constitution, National Council of Educational Research and Training Director Dinesh Prasad Saklani has said. The comments assume significance in the wake of a high-level panel working on the social science curriculum recommending that "India" should be replaced with "Bharat" in school textbooks for all classes. In an interaction with PTI editors at the agency's headquarters here, the NCERT chief said both the words will be used in the books and the council has no aversion to either "Bharat" or "India". "It is interchangeable....our position is what our Constitution says and we uphold that. We can use Bharat, we can use India, what is the problem? We are not in that debate. Wherever it suits we will use India, wherever it suits we will use Bharat. We have no aversion to either India or Bharat," he said. "You can see both being used in our textbooks already and that will continue in n

'Bharat', 'India' to be used interchangeably in textbooks: NCERT Chief
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 3:49 PM IST

Let's pledge to spread love, harmony: Prez Murmu on eve of Mahavir Jayanti

President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday greeted citizens on the eve of Mahavir Jayanti and asked everyone to pledge to spread love and harmony in society. She said Mahavir Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir -- the epitome of "non-violence and compassion". "This festival gives us the message of love and peace. Lord Mahavir showed the path of non-violence, celibacy, truth and renunciation for creating an ideal and civilised society," Murmu said. His teachings will always remain relevant for the welfare of mankind, the president said. "On this occasion, let us pledge to spread love and harmony in the society and work with dedication for the development of the nation," Murmu said. "On the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to the Jain community," she said in her message.

Let's pledge to spread love, harmony: Prez Murmu on eve of Mahavir Jayanti
Updated On : 20 Apr 2024 | 5:34 PM IST

NCW seeks President's rule in WB, calls for overhaul of law enforcement

Imposing the President's Rule in West Bengal, replacing the personnel deployed at the Sandehskhali police station, strengthening intelligence-gathering mechanisms and establishing support services for victims of crime, including counselling, legal aid and rehabilitation, are among recommendations the National Commission for Women (NCW) has made to President Droupadi Murmu in a report submitted on Tuesday. NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma met Murmu on Tuesday and submitted the report based on the feedback received by her as well as by a fact-finding team of the commission that was sent to Sandeshkhali last month. The report detailed the heinous acts of violence perpetrated against women in Basirhat police district of West Bengal, particularly within the premises of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party office. TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan and his associates have been accused of confining women unlawfully and subjecting them to rape, molestation and physical abuse, the report said. "Despite

NCW seeks President's rule in WB, calls for overhaul of law enforcement
Updated On : 06 Mar 2024 | 3:29 PM IST

Happy Republic Day 2024: Best wishes, messages, quotes to share with others

Today, everyone is celebrating Republic Day and sharing greetings with their family and friends. Here are the best wishes, messages and quotes to share

Happy Republic Day 2024: Best wishes, messages, quotes to share with others
Updated On : 26 Jan 2024 | 9:14 AM IST

R-Day eve address: India moving ahead with confidence, says President

Ram temple a testament to people's trust in judiciary, says President Murmu in address on the eve of Republic Day

R-Day eve address: India moving ahead with confidence, says President
Updated On : 25 Jan 2024 | 10:37 PM IST

India's law on farmers' rights can be a model for the world: Droupadi Murmu

President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday said India's law on protection of plant varieties and farmers' rights can be emulated for the entire world as it gains importance amid the challenges of climate change. Addressing the first ever global symposium on farmers' rights here, the President said India has taken a lead in introducing the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act (PPVFR), which is aligned to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for food and agriculture to protect farmers. India provides a range of rights to farmers that include use, reuse, save, share and sell the unbranded seeds of a registered variety. Besides, farmers can register their own varieties which get protection, she said. "Such an act can serve as an excellent model worthy of emulation for the entire world," the President noted. She further said this gains importance amid challenges posed by climate change and also to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

India's law on farmers' rights can be a model for the world: Droupadi Murmu
Updated On : 12 Sep 2023 | 2:24 PM IST

Bharat's tryst with destiny

Changing the name needs wide consultation

Bharat's tryst with destiny
Updated On : 07 Sep 2023 | 9:35 PM IST

Voting simultaneously

Kovind committee should consult extensively

Voting simultaneously
Updated On : 03 Sep 2023 | 9:50 PM IST

I-Day eve address: Prez says inflation successfully contained by govt, RBI

President Murmu says people cushioned from ill-effects of price rise; applauds India's economic resilience

I-Day eve address: Prez says inflation successfully contained by govt, RBI
Updated On : 14 Aug 2023 | 9:38 PM IST

I-Day eve address: Prez Murmu lays stress on maintaining spirit of harmony

President Droupadi Murmu on Monday said that despite having diverse identities all Indians are equal citizens with equal opportunities, rights and duties and urged the people to move forward with the spirit of harmony and brotherhood. In her address to the nation on the eve of 77th Independence Day, the President said each Indian has many identities but apart from caste, creed, language, region, family and profession, "there is one identity" that is above all as the "citizen of India". "Each one of us is an equal citizen; each one of us has an equal opportunity, equal rights and equal duties in this land," she said. "But it was not always so. India is the mother of democracy and since ancient times we had democratic institutions functioning at the grassroots. But long years of colonial rule wiped them out. On 15th August 1947, the nation woke up to a new dawn. We not only won freedom from foreign rule but also the freedom to rewrite our destiny," she said. Underlining that the ...

I-Day eve address: Prez Murmu lays stress on maintaining spirit of harmony
Updated On : 14 Aug 2023 | 7:59 PM IST

President Murmu to launch new frigate 'INS Vindhyagiri' on Thursday

But the navy is going ahead with its tradition of keeping its warships, or at least their memory, alive

President Murmu to launch new frigate 'INS Vindhyagiri' on Thursday
Updated On : 14 Aug 2023 | 7:10 PM IST

Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill gets President's assent

The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which was passed in both Houses of Parliament during the Monsoon Session, has received the President's assent. The law will allow the use of a birth certificate as a single document for admission to an education institute, issuance of a driving licence, preparation of a voter list, Aadhaar number, registration of marriage or appointment to a government job. According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice, President Droupadi Murmu has given assent to the legislation. The law will help create a national and state-level database of registered births and deaths which eventually would ensure efficient and transparent delivery of public services and social benefits, and digital registration. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in Lok Sabha that the original Act had not been amended since its inception and to keep pace with the societal change and technological advancements during the perio

Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill gets President's assent
Updated On : 12 Aug 2023 | 7:18 PM IST

Environmental conservation key concern for 21st century: President Murmu

Threats of environmental degradation, depletion in forest cover, global warming and climate change are at the centre stage in the global discourse and partnerships making environmental conservation a key concern for the 21st century, President Droupadi Murmu said on Monday. Addressing the probationers of Indian Forest Service (2022 batch) and officers and officer trainees of Indian Defence Estates Service (2018 and 2022 batch) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, she said their journey as civil servants has begun at a time when India is acquiring a leadership role at global level. "India attracts global attention for its cultural prosperity as well as its technological advancements. India has shown to the world that technology and traditions can go hand in hand," she said. Addressing the probationers of Indian Forest Service (IFS), the President said India's climate and topography is closely connected to its forest distribution. "Forests and the wildlife that they support are invaluable resource

Environmental conservation key concern for 21st century: President Murmu
Updated On : 24 Jul 2023 | 10:00 PM IST

President Droupadi Murmu accepts credentials from envoys of five nations

Clemente Pedro Francisco Camenha, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola and Demeke Atnafu Ambulo, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, presented their credentials to the president

President Droupadi Murmu accepts credentials from envoys of five nations
Updated On : 19 Jul 2023 | 2:33 PM IST

Public representatives must think beyond themselves for nation: Prez Murmu

President Droupadi Murmu on Friday said public representatives should think beyond themselves for the development of the nation and society. Instead of "me or mine", it should be "ours", Murmu said while addressing members of the Rajasthan Assembly here. The eighth session of the Rajasthan assembly resumed on Friday. The session began on January 23 and was adjourned sine die on March 21. Since the session was not prorogued, it was reconvened by Speaker C P Joshi. Addressing the legislators, Murmu said sometimes, people are so influenced by their leaders that they try to be like them and they also see what their leaders are doing for the country, state, society, women and youths. Not only should the behaviour of public representatives be people-centric, their thoughts should also be such, the President said. Instead of "me or mine", it should be "ours", she said. "There will be no development in the country or society if one thinks about oneself. We should ask ourselves what we ha

Public representatives must think beyond themselves for nation: Prez Murmu
Updated On : 14 Jul 2023 | 2:42 PM IST

President Droupadi Murmu extends greetings to citizens on eve of Id-uz-Zuha

The President said, Id-uz-Zuha is the holy festival of love and sacrifice

President Droupadi Murmu extends greetings to citizens on eve of Id-uz-Zuha
Updated On : 29 Jun 2023 | 7:37 AM IST