Outgoing President Kovind pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
24 July, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday at Rajghat before stepping down as India's President on July 25.
Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday at Rajghat before stepping down as India’s President on July 25.
In a tweet, Rashtrapati Bhavan stated, “President Ram Nath Kovind paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat before stepping down as India’s President on July 25. Throughout his presidency, the President has urged Indians to embrace Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and goals and to be inspired by his life.”
Kovind will address the country on the eve of his departure later in the day, according to President’s Secretariat.
From 19:00 hours, the address will be carried on the whole national network of All India Radio (AIR) and televised on all Doordarshan stations.
President Kovind, who attended a goodbye celebration in Parliament’s Central Hall on Saturday, said he will be eternally thankful to the people of India for providing him the chance to serve as President.
He further stated that during his tenure, which ends on Sunday, he constantly connected with people on many forums and met with countless delegations of lawmakers and other stakeholders.
During this time, he was also able to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of his Council of Ministers. He praised them all for their exceptional treatment of him.
He also praised Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Speaker Lok Sabha Om Birla for the manner in which they had handled Parliamentary proceedings and upheld its rich traditions.
According to the President, Article 79 of our Constitution establishes a Parliament comprised of the President and two chambers.
In accordance with this constitutional provision and in accordance with his sentiment, he regards the President as an integral member of the Parliamentary family.
Among those in attendance were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Droupadi Murmu was voted as India’s next President on Friday, defeating the opposition’s presidential nominee, Yashwant Sinha.