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Indian President Completes One Year In Office

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NEW DELHI, July 25 – As India’s President Pranab Mukherjee completes a year in office on Thursday, a busy day lies ahead for him as he prepares to unveil a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi and inaugurate a library, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

The President, who has made only two overseas visits during the year and travelled extensively within the country, will begin the day by inaugurating the Pranab Mukherjee Public Library for residents of the Rashtrapati Bhavan or President’s House.

India-Politics-PresidentThe library was renovated for use by residents of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate and their children, said President’s House spokesperson Venu Rajamony in a statement.

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Mukherjee will also unveil a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi within the President’s House.

The statue was created by 89-year-old Ram Sutar of Maharashtra, whose statues of eminent leaders adorn the Parliament, government buildings and other public places in India.

Another engagement for residents of the President’s Estate, which houses nearly 8,000 residents, will be the launch of a cricket ground at Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya (President Estate School).

The stadium, constructed according to the latest guidelines from the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI), aims to provide better cricket facilities to students at the school.

During the day, the president will interact with governors across the country through a video conferencing facility at the President’s House and host a dinner for the Council of Ministers.

 

– BERNAMA