'Life in Rashtrapati Bhavan' highlight of Prez b'day Friday

New Delhi, Dec 10: The introduction of 'Life in Rashtrapati Bhavan' under the children-special interactive section on President Pranab Mukherjee's website and host of other programmes are being planned to celebrate his birthday on Friday. Mukherjee turns 80 on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a book on the 'Presidential Retreats' and volume III of selected speeches of the President.

Prez Pranab to celebrate b'day on Friday

Mukherjee will inaugurate a festival of energy called 'Umang-2015' at the Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya School within the President's estate, a press release issued today said. He will declare the school a solar powered green school and also launch Sajag--a smartphone application on energy education.

A new children's section of the President of India website will also be inaugurated tomorrow, it said. The interactive children's section for the popular website of the President of India has been created for young children of age 7 to 15 years.

It will educate them in simple language and with photos and video footage on various aspects of Rashtrapati Bhavan and the President.

"It will include the story of building of Rashtrapati Bhavan, role of President, highlights of President Pranab Mukherjee's Presidency, information on Presidents since independence, banquets and kitchen of Rashtrapati Bhavan, President's Bodyguard, garden trail, life in Rashtrapati Bhavan and museums of Rashtrapati Bhavan," the release said.

Selected Speeches of the President--Vol III contains important speeches of the President. Speeches in this volume have been segregated into three themes--award functions, important days and events and conferences.


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