PM Narendra Modi congratulates Droupadi Murmu on being elected President

From Rajesh Ahuja

North India Kaleidoscope Bureau


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Smt. Droupadi Murmu on being elected as President of India.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said:

“India scripts history. At a time when 1.3 billion Indians are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a daughter of India hailing from a tribal community born in a remote part of eastern India has been elected our President!

Congratulations to Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji on this feat.”

“Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji’s life, her early struggles, her rich service, and her exemplary success motivates each and every Indian. She has emerged as a ray of hope for our citizens, especially the poor, marginalized and the downtrodden.”

“Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji has been an outstanding MLA and Minister. She had an excellent tenure as Jharkhand Governor. I am certain she will be an outstanding President who will lead from the front and strengthen India’s development journey.”

“I would like to thank all those MPs and MLAs across party lines who have supported the candidature of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji. Her record victory augurs well for our democracy.”

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India, Telangana

Vice President calls for credibility in media organisations, suggests media ‘should not mix news with views’

North India Kaleidoscope Bureau


Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that media ‘should not mix news with views’ and maintain objectivity in bringing facts to the people.

Releasing a collection of editorials titled ‘Mutnuri Krishna Rao Sampadakeeyalu’ here, he observed that people take the content of the news and broadcast media to be credible and media organizations should live up to their expectations. ‘

‘Journalism should be treated as a mission’, he said.

Mr.Naidu highlighted the critical role of media as the ‘fourth pillar’ in protecting and preserving democracy. “Media is the vital channel of communication that can take the issues of the people to the government and the schemes and policies of the government to the people”.

He emphasized that the media has the right and responsibility to question and criticize the government and suggest alternative solutions. At the same time, he observed, media organizations should not rake up trivial issues and spread panic among the people.

Observing the tremendous impact the media has on people, the Vice President said journalists should weigh the consequences of each word they print and broadcast on society. “They must remember that they are a part of society too”, he added.

He lauded journalists for their resilience and courage during the pandemic and said they have shown great grit and resolve in bringing out reports from the ground.

On this occasion, Mr.Naidu paid rich tributes to Mutnuri Krishna Rao, the pioneering Telugu journalist and editor of the nationalist newspaper ‘Krishna Patrika’ from 1907 to 1945. He noted the lasting impact of both Shri Krishna Rao’s work and Krishna Patrika in inculcating patriotism in the Telugu youth and in setting high standards in journalism during that time.

Referring to the role of newspapers in the freedom movement, he said they played a vital role in taking the spirit of the freedom struggle to the grassroots and keeping people abreast of the changes happening around the country.

The Vice President appreciated Shri Marumamula Dattatreya Sharma for bringing out the book and hoped that it would make the present generation aware of the high standards of journalistic values set by Shri Krishna Rao.

Dr. KV Ramanachary, Advisor to the Government of Telangana, Dr. Varaprasad Reddy, Chairman, Shantha Biotech, Tummala Narendra Chowdary, Founder Chairman, Rachana Television Pvt Limited,  K Ramachandra Murthy, senior journalist,  Valleswar, senior journalist,  Dattatreya Sharma, author, MVR Sarma, Editor, Darsanam, and others participated in the event.


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Haryana, North India

Haryana Cabinet approves formation of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Lohgarh Foundation (Trust)

Rajesh Ahuja

North India Kaleidoscope Bureau


The Haryana Cabinet which met here on Monday under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal has given approval for the formation of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Lohgarh Foundation (Trust) with headquarter in the office of Deputy Commissioner Yamunanagar.

This was decided in pursuance of the announcement of Chief Minister on November 12, 2017 that a trust would be set up to support a coordinated effort and to take forward various initiatives promoting research, preservation, and development of various sites relating to Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.

It may be recalled that recent pieces of evidence at Lohgarh, have highlighted the need for putting in place a robust mechanism, with the help of domain experts, to preserve the rich legacy and values embodied by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.

The Trust would strive to promote research, archeological discoveries, development of museums, memorials as well as literature on Lohgarh and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and his ideals and philosophy. All these activities would be aimed towards fulfilling the objectives set forth by the revered Sikh Guru Sahibans as the vision for the entire humanity at large.

The trustees of the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Lohgarh Foundation (Trust) will include Mr. Manohar Lal, as the Settlor-Author of the Trust. While, Mr. Gurvinder Singh Dhamija, resident, Model Town, Karnal (Haryana), Mr. Kanwar Pal resident of Bahadur Pur, Yamunanagar (Haryana), Mr. Shiv Shankar Pahwa resident of Kaithal (Haryana), Mr. Sanjay Bhatia resident of Model Town Panipat (Haryana), Divisional Commissioner, Ambala Division, Ambala (ex-officio), Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Haryana(ex-officio), Deputy Commissioner, Yamunanagar(ex-officio), Chief Executive Officer, Zila Parishad, Yamunanagar (ex-officio), District Development and Panchayat Officer, Yamunanagar(ex-officio), would be the founder governing trustees.

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Corona Virus, Education, Haryana

Haryana Board of School Education to organise online quiz competition on COVID-19

Rajesh Ahuja

North India Kaleidoscope Bureau



Board of School Education Haryana will organize the second and final phase of online quiz competition on Tuesday to create awareness about various aspects related to COVID-19, an official spokesman said here.

The first phase of this online quiz competition was held on June 16.

He said that the contestants who have secured the top position in the three categories have been selected for the second phase, in which 306 students of class VI to VIII, 300 of class IX to X, and 330 of XI to XII will participate. The quiz will be conducted from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The list of selected participants is available on the board website

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