Joint secretary in Ministry of Culture, S C Barmma, who was at Jallianwala Bagh, said that besides an invitation to the Punjab CM, "another 1000 cards were sent to Punjab chief secretary for inviting people to the event".
Expressing concern over changing food habits and lifestyle, he also urged them to practise Yoga. “Yoga has nothing to do with politics or religion. Those who have problem with Surya Namaskar, can do Chandra Namaskar. But practise Yoga,” he said.
Former MP and Vice-Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities, Tarlochan Singh told The Indian Express, “I have got communication from the secretary culture of union government that the vice-president will come for the function on April 13 afternoon."
The Vice President spoke on the media's role in moulding an enlightened electorate while delivering the inaugural Atal Bihari Vajpayee memorial lecture, instituted by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
Agreeing with Venkaiah Naidu’s points, former President Pranab Mukherjee said that over the years, he has noticed “with grave concern, a decline in the culture of this very debate that keeps the spirit of Democracy alive”.
As India remembers Mahatama Gandhi on his birth anniversary, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their tributes to the Father of the Nation at his Samadhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on Monday morning.
Venkaiah Naidu's political stint began at a time when the BJP was still a young party. He has held the Information and Broadcasting, Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs portfolios during his tenure as a Union minister in the NDA regime. He was sworn-in as the Vice-President of India on Friday, August 11, 2017.
BSP Supremo Mayawati filed her resignation on the same day as BJP leader M Wenkaiah Naidu filed his nomination papers as NDA's candidate for Vice-Presidential elections, here is look at the second day of Monsoon session.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Briefing the media after the all-party meet, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said today's meeting helped to build consensus to make parliament function smoothly. He added that some people wanted to discuss governor's issue, agriculture crisis, Jat reservation whereas some people suggested the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be the top priority. He cleared the air by saying that they are ready to discuss all the burning issues.
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that he suggested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of advancing the Budget Session if the Congress supports Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. He added that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier discussed three conditions put by the Congress regarding GST with the party leaders.