Ten innovation scholars, two writers, and two artists who are part of the In-Residence Programme of Rashtrapati Bhavan called on President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Wednesday at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the in-residence artists, writers, and innovation scholars were special to us because they have innovative, sensitive and imaginative minds which transcend the boundaries of time, place and surroundings.
Mukherjee hoped that when the participants go back to their native places, they will develop a new dimension in the way they look at their own country India and the manner in which they can make their contribution towards its well-being and prosperity.
Secretary to the President, Ms. Omita Paul said that on assuming office, the President had a vision that innovation should become a movement in the country. She said that it was heartening to see that his vision was being realized.
The participants of the In-Residence Programme also expressed their views and said that they were determined to contribute to the welfare of the society in their own way.
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