Charging the Centre with adopting a different yardstick towards Puducherry, the Chief Minister said, “the Centre should implement its promises given in the past to meet shortfall in plan and on plan allocation of funds without any discrimination.”
“India will never forget the remarkable contributions of Kalam. He had a great passion for teaching and education and truly ignited young minds with the power to think and innovate,” President Kovind said.
Kovind spoke about critical milestones and national goals that have been set in the context of completion of 75 years of independence in 2022.
President Kovind will interact with Kalam’s family members and receive the Kalam Sandesh Vahini: Vision 2020 bus, which is expected to arrive after travelling through 16 states, spreading the message about Kalam’s vision.
Constructed at an investment of around Rs 350 crore, the airport, with a 2,500 m-long runway, is capable of handling single narrow-body aircraft, such as Airbus A320 and Boeing 737s.
Referring to spiritual leaders and social reformers from Kerala like Adi Shankaracharya, Sree Narayana Guru and Ayyankali, Ram Nath kovind said the southern state was “one of the leading spiritual homes in our country and composite society”.
The decision was taken at a meeting of Heads of Departments chaired by CM Manohar Parrikar earlier this week.
According to ministry officials, the Bills were sent to the President’s secretariat after consultations with all the stakeholders.
The order by education department is part of the instructions issued by the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar during the recently held meeting with the department heads.
President Ram Nath Kovind has sent a ‘humble’ invitation to all Indians to visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan in a rather sweet tweet on Twitter. “The next time you are in Delhi, I invite you to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan. It belongs to Indians all over the world #PresidentKovind,” he wrote.
In a notification dated September 21, the President’s secretariat said the “Police Medal for Gallantry awarded to Dharmendra Choudhary is hereby cancelled and the medal forfeited.
Ethiopia has been the largest recipient of Indian concessional lines of credit in Africa, with over $1 billion committed. Kovind arrived here from Djibouti yesterday on the second leg of his maiden visit abroad.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, who arrived at Djibouti on Tuesday on the first leg of his four-day visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia, his maiden trip abroad since taking office, asked the Indian diaspora not to leave their roots.
“The president is looking forward to the visit. He recognises that the Africa and Indian ocean region are central to Indian foreign policy. That is why this region was chosen as his first foreign visit,” President’s Press Secretary Ashok Malik said.
The airport will for the time being operate two flights — one to Mumbai in the morning and the other to Hyderabad in the evening — by the Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India.