President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday presented Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2020 (National Bravery Award) to 22 children at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Ten girls and 12 boys received the award this year. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani were among those present.
It is celebrated in the month of Rabi' al-awwal, which is the third month in the Islamic calendar. While the Shias celebrate it on the 17th of the month, the Sunnis celebrate on the festival on 12th of the month, according to the Islamic calendar.
During his speech, Trivendra Singh Rawat paid respect to Savita Kovind, wife of President Ramnath Kovind as the first woman of the country, Mrs. Ramnath Kovind.
Shastri was born on October 2, 1904 in Mughalsarai district of Uttar Pradesh. He shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi, whose 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated today.
President Ram Nath Kovind met and greeted Indian Diaspora in Switzerland's Bern. He received a warm welcome by the Indian community.
On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees across the country throng temples to seek blessings of Lord Ganesh.
Soundararajan, the daughter of former Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Kumari Ananthan, was also appointed as chief of the Tamil Nadu BJP in 2014 following the resignation of Pon Radhakrishnan from the post.
The festival is celebrated by offering prayers to Lord Krishna. An idol of infant Krishna over a beautifully decorated swing is often the centre of festivities with dance and music performances and Dahi Handi competition being organised at different places.
In May this year, shortly after the BJP came back to power with a thumping majority, the 66-year-old had opted out of the new cabinet citing health condition.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national working president JP Nadda and other leaders of the party paid tributes to Vajpayee at his memorial.