Saturday, 15 November 2014

President of India presents National Child Awards

President of India presents National Child Awards
Delhi:-The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement 2014 to give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievement in various fields, Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Awards 2014 to individuals for their outstanding contribution towards service for children and National Awards for Child Welfare 2013 to institutions and individuals for their outstanding performance in the field of child development and welfare at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Children’s Day today (November 14, 2014). 
After the function, the President also met students from various schools/institutions.  Addressing these children, the President said that they should seek inspiration from the ideals and sacrifices of Pandit Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister and the architect of modern India.  He said that children are the future citizens of the country. He asked the children to put in their best efforts to ensure a ‘Clean India’.  The President urged them to keep their schools, classrooms, houses and surroundings clean.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

PM: Celebrations should be conducted in such a way that the common man becomes a part of them

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today chaired a meeting of the National Committee for Commemoration of the 125th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. The Prime Minister expressed hope that the entire set of activities would be conducted in such a way that the common man became a part of the celebrations. The Prime Minister said this opportunity must be used to increase awareness about "Chacha Nehru" among the younger generation, and seek inspiration from his life and work. He called upon the committee members to work towards a clear delineation of the events and programmes. 
The Prime Minister highlighted the proposed "Bal Swachhta Mission" to be organized in schools across the country between 14th and 19th November and proposal to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Shri Nehru as "Year of Bal Swachhta." He also said "promotion of scientific temper among children" would be a prominent objective of the celebrations. The Prime Minister invited suggestions on these and any other related subjects. 
Various members welcomed and appreciated the objectives mentioned by the Prime Minister. They expressed a range of views and gave constructive suggestions on the agenda. The Prime Minister said the suggestions would be reviewed by the Executive Committee chaired by Shri Rajnath Singh. The Executive Committee will work out the action plan for the entire year. 
Commemorative coins on Pt. Nehru will be released as part of the celebrations. 
Union Ministers Shri Rajnath Singh, Shri Arun Jaitley, Smt. Smriti Irani, Shri Shripad Naik and Shri Prakash Javdekar were among those who attended the meeting.