President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint session of Parliament, marking the beginning of the Budget Session 2018. The following are some of the highlights of his maiden address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament. To end discrimination against daughters, the Government had started the ' Beti Bachao Beti Parao' scheme. This schemes scope has now been increased from 161 districts to 640 districts. To solve the difficulties faced by the farmers and elevate their living standards, the Government has a high priority. Poor women have given 'Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojna' an opportunity to equate women with facilities and solve an unseen side of social justice. It is our duty that when we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary in 2019 we pay tribute to him by making our country completely clean. For the first time in the world, ISRO successfully launched 104 satellites.