Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur accorded him a graceful send-off at Kalyani helipad at Charabbra suggesting him to make it an annual feature.
Deputy Commissioner Shimla Amit Kashyap, who was with President Kovind, said, “His Excellency was at ease as there was no inconvenience caused to the public. He shook hands with some tourists and locals.”
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said that institutions of scientific education and research were important for innovation and expanding frontiers of knowledge.
This is Kovind’s first visit to the summer resort –a palatial property amidst dense wooded forests.
International Nurses Day is an occasion for the entire nursing community to remember Florence Nightingale and renew their commitment to her ideals, the President noted.
“Nurses play a very important role in the lives of people and their dedication and services is recognised by all. Nurses are the true nation-builders,” the president said.
President Ram Nath Kovind will be in Ajmer on May 14 to visit Pushkar and the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
“In 1998, the government took the bold decision to go ahead with the tests and reposition of India on the global stage. The tests of May 1998 were a demonstration of both scientific capacity and political will,” President Kovind said.
The minister said that the government had already signed MoUs with corporate houses in connection with works such as constructing ghats and roads, installing light and sound show, developing parking spaces and other purposes.
Ram Nath Kovind is the second president to visit the camp, after former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who visited in 2004. This makes Kovind the first president to travel to Siachen in 14 years.
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President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the ordinance for changes in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The President also approved the Fugitive Economic Offender Ordinance passed by the cabinet Saturday. The ordinance provides for stringent punishment against economic defaulters and aims to tackle cases involving the likes of Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya.
It seeks to confiscate properties of economic offenders, like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, who have left the country to avoid facing criminal prosecution.