President Draupadi Murmu, who completed her first year in office on Tuesday, has met 16,000 people during her tenure, including 1,750 members of particularly vulnerable tribal groups, during her visits to states and the Rashtrapati Bhavan, according to data provided by the top office.
Murmu, the first tribal woman to hold the top post, met around 1,750 members of tribal groups during her tour of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Telangana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, it said.
He has met more than 16,000 persons from various fields at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and during his official visits to states and union territories in the past year, it said.
In the first year, the President visited six of the eight northeastern states, during which he attended important events such as the Guwahati High Court’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and Arunachal Pradesh’s State Day celebrations, besides addressing state assemblies in Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram, it said.
The President gave assent to 20 bills of the central government and 23 bills of the state governments, it said.
A firm believer in transparency and efficiency, Murmu pushed for the adoption of technology and innovation to strengthen the connection between Rashtrapati Bhavan and the people, it said.
Over 90,000 people visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan during the year, while 1.7 lakh people visit its famous museum as part of its vision, it said, to make the massive building accessible to people.
Besides visiting INS Vikrant, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces took a sortie of Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter jets at Tezpur Air Force Station’s Eastern Front, where he interacted with naval officers and sailors.
On the diplomatic and international front, the President received Suriname’s highest honor “Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star”, made the first state visit to Serbia by an Indian President and attended the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London.
Apart from receiving 14 heads of state and government at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president hosted Egypt’s president at this year’s Republic Day event, it said.
At a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday, marking his first year, Murmu launched several projects of the President’s estate, including the reconstruction of the Shiva temple on the campus, construction of a cricket pavilion at the sports ground of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Kendriya Vidyalaya, an artificial intelligence and solutions gallery offering to be exhibited by students in the Grand Gallery. Iconic buildings.
He also launched the Sutra-Kala Darpan Gallery, a collection of ancient textiles that narrate the rich legacy of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Janjatiya Darpan Gallery, which gives a glimpse of the cultural richness and contribution of various tribal communities in the making of the nation.
Rashtrapati Bhavan also launched a revamped website “which will serve as a comprehensive platform for information and communication with the public” and an e-book compilation of Murmu’s first year in office.
He received the first copy of a book titled “Preserving Health, Embracing Traditions” which highlights the Ayush Wellness Center at the President’s Estate.
While launching the website, Secretary to the President, Rajesh Verma highlighted the various citizen-centric initiatives undertaken by the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the past year including opening the Rashtrapati Nivas to the public at Mashobra and Rashtrapati Nilayam throughout the year, increasing visitor slots and opening periods of Amrit Udyan, and thinking about Shiva Nirman among others.