President Patil visits Parliament Museum

May 1st, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Pratibha Patil New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Friday visited the Parliament Museum at the invitation of Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
The president was accompanied by her husband Devisingh Shekhawat and two grandchildren, said a release issued by the speaker’s office.

The president was received by the speaker, who escorted her around, the release said, adding Lok Sabha Secretary General P.D.T. Achary and eminent museologist Saroj Ghose, who designed the museum, were also present.

The president wrote in the visitor’s book: “This museum brings to us, together, various facts of our parliamentary democracy, which make all of us proud citizens of world’s largest democracy. I am happy that efforts have been made not only to present our post-Independence democratic history but also our democratic heritage which goes far back into ancient times.”

“A visit here is an inspiration for every one, particularly the younger generation, to maintain and to further strengthen our democratic polity, which has been established through the untiring work and sacrifice of those men and women, well known as well as unsung, who fought and brought us freedom and democracy,” she wrote.

The Parliament Museum was inaugurated in August 2006 and opened for the public on Sep 5, 2006.

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