Rajasthan feels great honour to welcome the President of India Ram Nath Kovind on its land. President arrived Jaipur airport with his wife on a two-day visit on 13th May. He was received at the airport by Governor Kalyan Singh and CM Vasundhara Raje and given Guard of Honour by a special Indian Air Force aircraft. This is Kovind’s first visit to Rajasthan after becoming the president. Lets’ have a look on the agenda of his two-day Rajasthan visit.
Ram Nath Kovind met the high court judges in Raj Bhawan on the first day of the visit. Later, he attended the function at Birla auditorium in the evening where he launched three schemes of the state government. The schemes were Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Antyoday Swarojgar Yojana, Sundar Singh Bhandari EBC (economically backward class) Swarojgar Yojana and Rin Mafi Yojna. He presented certificates to five beneficiaries from each scheme.
President praises efforts of Rajasthan during scheme launch
In this event, President appreciated Rajasthan and its soil. He said that the state has produced great fighters like Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Rana Sanga, Maharana Pratap to Param Vir Chakra Major Shaitan Singh. He said that Rajasthan cherished the struggles of the great personalities by naming their several schemes after them. He also called Rajasthan a state that brims with cultural activities.
He appreciated Rajasthan for its contributions in the field of art, culture, literature, food and textiles of India. The olive tea production of Rajasthan in collaboration with Israel also pleased him. President also mentioned Rajasthan’s contribution in construction of Rashtrapati Bhavan. President also appreciated Rajasthan’s tourism that attracts lost of tourists every year.
At the event, Assembly speaker Kailash Meghwal, state Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria and city mayor Ashok Lahoti were present along with CM Raje.
On the second day of his visit, he is in Ajmer where he visited Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti’s dargah and Pushkar’s Brahma temple.