In the News today – 6 October 2019

#Modi #StatueOfUnity  #HDDeveGowda

Happy to see our former PM Shri HD Devegowda Ji visit the ‘Statue of Unity.’ : PM Modi

Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former Prime Minister HD Devegowda visited Statue of Unity at Sardar Sarovar Dam Gujarat yesterday

Pic Courtesy : @H_D_Devegowda





Dr Manmohan Singh complements PM Sheikh Hasina for the impressive economic growth made by Bangladesh

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma & INC Delegation met Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Anand Sharma, MP, Deputy Leader Congess Parliamentary Party and Chairman Foreign Affairs Department, AICC issued the following statement after the meeting:


Pic Credit : @INCIndia




#Congress #PriyankaGandhi

‘An overdue hug from Sheikh Hasina Ji’

@priyankagandhi  – General Secretary, Indian National Congress :

  • An overdue hug from Sheikh Hasina Ji whom I have been waiting to meet again for a long time.
  • Her strength in overcoming deep personal loss and hardship and fighting for what she believed in with bravery and perseverance is, and always will be a great inspiration for me.


Pic Credit: @priyankagandhi

#KamalHaasan #UNSTAIN #MakkalNeedhiMaiam

Kamal Haasan’s speech at the launch of  UNSTAIN

  • Unstain – A Makkal Needhi Maiam initiative to remove the stains and stigmas of the society, associated with periods.
  • The program aims to provide 500 kits to 500 students which contain the period essentials to last them an entire year which includes 96 cotton pads, 6 cotton underwear.
  • Makkal Needhi Maiam party President Mr. Kamal Haasan launched this initiative by distributing the kits to underprivileged girls on 3 October 2019.

At the 39th World Congress of Poets at Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Delighted to have presented Honorary Degrees and Awards for Excellence to poetswriters and other eminent personalities at the Valedictory Ceremony of the 39th WorldCongressofPoets at Bhubaneswar in Odisha today :

Poetry can serve as a powerful catalyst that could hasten the process of social transformation I urge schools to make poetry reading and appreciation a compulsory part of the curriculum. I also ask universities to encourage literaturearts and humanities education : @MVenkaiahNaidu

Pic Courtesy : @VPSecretariat

‘Delighted to host Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister’

@HardeepSPuri –  Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs :
  • Lakshmi & I were delighted to host our old friend & Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister, Dr. AK Abdul Momen for lunch.
  • A renowned economist & respected Diplomat, Dr. Momen was PR of Bangladesh in UN when I represented India.
Pic Credit: @HardeepSPuri




#Congress #Kerala

‘The Congress is on the march! ⁦’

@ShashiTharoor – MP for Thiruvananthapuram :
  • The Congress is on the march! ⁦
  • Kerala Congess President ⁦Mullappally Ramachandran⁩, ⁦VS Sivakumar MLA⁩ & other leaders with me as we head to the Election Committee campaign headquarters of ⁦@INCIndia⁩ in Vattiyoorkavu
Pic Credit : @ShashiTharoor





‘The technology being applied is mind boggling!’

  • Visited the Star Sports Centre and had an amazing experience.
  • I’m truly impressed. Amazing efforts by Star Sports India in promoting sports in India and Indian sports globally.
  • The technology being applied is mind boggling!



#NBAIndiaGames  #Basketball

‘A historic day for sports in India’

  • A historic day for sports in India as Mumbai hosted the first ever @NBA in India.
  • Happy to be present with the head of NBA Mr Adam Silver. The match between @Pacers@SacramentoKings  gave a perfect NBA India Games




#Bus  #Coimbatore

‘Red Bus – very comfortable’


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