President of India’s message on the eve of 117th anniversary of declaration of Independence of Philippines’



President of India’s message on the eve of 117th anniversary of declaration of Independence of Philippines’
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Philippines on the eve of the 117th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Independence of the Philippines (June 12, 2015).

In his message to His Excellency Mr. Benigno S. Aquino III, the President of the Republic of the Philippines, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend to you and to the people of the Philippines hearty congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of the 117th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Independence of the Philippines.

India is delighted that the Philippines is a key partner in our ‘Act East’ Policy. Our close cooperation in economic, defence-security and cultural platforms reflects our mutual trust and understanding. I look forward to working closely with you and am confident that our bilateral partnership will be further strengthened in the years ahead.

I convey my best wishes for your good health and well-being, as well as for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of the Philippines”.
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President of India’s message on the eve of ‘Day of Russia’

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Russian Federation on the eve of ‘Day of Russia’ (June 12, 2015).

In his message to His Excellency Mr. Vladimir V. Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the Government and people of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the “Day of Russia”.

I was honoured to participate in the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War and was happy to have the opportunity of wide-ranging discussions with you on our bilateral relations. I would also like to reiterate my deep appreciation for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to me and to my delegation during the visit”.
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar calls on PM


Spiritual Leader and Founder of the "Art of Living Foundation," Sri Sri Ravi Shankar called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today. They discussed preparations for the forthcoming International Yoga Day on June 21st.
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PM reviews progress of “Swachh Bharat Mission”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today reviewed the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission at a high-level meeting comprising top officers of the Ministries of Urban Development, Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, NITI Aayog and PMO.

The Prime Minister was briefed on the progress towards toilet construction in all States. After comprehensively reviewing the situation, the Prime Minister directed concerned officers to specially coordinate with States which are lagging in toilet construction. Reviewing the Namaami Gange programme, he further directed that construction of toilets in habitations on the banks of the River Ganga should receive the highest priority.

Reviewing efforts at generating awareness and attitudinal change towards cleanliness, the Prime Minister said spiritual leaders should be associated with such efforts, especially during major congregational events such as the Jagannath Yatra and the Kumbh Mela. He said motivational incentives such as awards should also be instituted through official channels. In rural areas, the Prime Minister suggested quiz competitions among students to promote awareness.

The Prime Minister also called for leveraging the huge interest that Swachh Bharat has generated among the Indian diaspora.

Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu, and Minister for Rural Development Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh were present.
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PM assesses preparations towards “Housing For All”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today called for a holistic approach towards meeting the target of “Housing for All.”

Chairing a high-level meeting to assess the work done so far, both in the rural and the urban areas, the Prime Minister stressed on the need for all concerned official agencies to adopt a flexible approach, which takes into account local conditions such as building material, habits and lifestyles. “A tribal may prefer a house made from traditional local materials rather than bricks and mortar; and therefore, should be facilitated accordingly,” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister said that in rural areas, the goal should be achieved “village-by-village,” so that the progress is tangible, and can be monitored effectively. He said all common facilities, and required connectivity should also be conceived and delivered, along with housing – so that we move towards the concept of “samasya-mukt gram,” (problem-free village).

For urban areas, Shri Narendra Modi suggested that urban solid waste can be used to make bricks, which would be useful as building material. He said all newly-constructed houses should take into account the required norms in disaster-prone areas.

Minister for Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Rural Development Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, and senior officers from the Ministries of HUPA, Rural Development, NITI Aayog and PMO were present.

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PM’s telephonic conversation with Prime Minister of Nepal

Prime Minister of Nepal, Shri Sushil Koirala called Prime Minister Narendra Modi on telephone this morning.

He briefed Prime Minister on the steps his government is taking for rehabilitation and reconstruction in Nepal following the earthquakes in April and May 2015. Prime Minister Koirala invited Prime Minister Modi to visit Nepal on June 25, 2015 to address the First Donors’ Conference being hosted by Government of Nepal in Kathmandu. Prime Minister Koirala also mentioned that he has sent his Finance Minister, Shri Ram Chandra Mahat to Delhi with a personal invitation for Prime Minister Modi.

Prime Minister Koirala also briefed Prime Minister Modi on the recent political developments, including drafting of the Constitution. Prime Minister Koirala congratulated Prime Minister Modi on a successful visit to Bangladesh, describing it as yet another example of Prime Minister Modi’s successful “Neighbours First Policy” and his commitment to deepen relations with India’s neighbours. He congratulated Prime Minister on the historic agreements signed in Dhaka and welcomed Prime Minister’s support for sub-regional connectivity between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reiterated India’s unwavering and sustained support to Nepal in his rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts, guided by the preference and priorities of Government of Nepal. He assured Prime Minister Koirala that India would respect and be with Nepal in all its decisions in this regard. Prime Minister reaffirmed that India has always been guided by humanitarian concerns in a spirit of equality and friendship.

Prime Minister Modi conveyed his best wishes for the Donor’s Conference in Kathmandu. He thanked Prime Minister Koirala for the invitation, conveyed that he would participate, if his schedule permitted, and assured him that India would, in any case, be represented at a high ministerial level.

Prime Minister also conveyed his appreciation to Prime Minister Koirala on the progress in the political process on drafting of the Constitution and conveyed his best wishes for the successful conclusion of the peace process and adoption of a Constitution.

He reiterated that India’s only desire was success, peace and progress for the people of Nepal.

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PM hands over Bangladesh Liberation War Honour to family members of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today handed over the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour to the family members of former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee - Shri Ranjan Bhattacharya, Smt. Namita Bhattacharya, and Ms. Niharika Bhattacharya.

External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj was present on the occasion. Shri Narendra Modi had received the Honour on behalf of the former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, during his recent visit to Bangladesh.



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