President Droupadi Murmu visited Indian Institute of Advanced Studies

Shimla: Hon’ble President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu visited the prestigious IIAS on 20-04-2023. She was also accompanied by Shri Shiv Prasad Shukla, Hon’ble Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Shri Rohit Thakur, Hon’ble Education Minister of Himachal Pradesh. She was received and felicitated by the authorities of the Institute, Prof. ShashiPrabha Kumar, Chairperson, IIAS, Prof. Shailendra Raj Mehta, Vice-Chairman, Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Director, IIAS and Sh. Subrat Kumar Pradhan, Secretary, IIAS at 11:00 AM. Then a group photograph of Hon’ble President was clicked in front of the main building with the Fellows, Associates and officials of the Institute. Hon’ble President was given a brief introduction about the historical and archaeological importance of the building and Institute. Then she visited three photo galleries related to pre-independence and of historical significance followed by a tour of rich library of the Institute.

Then she signed the visitor’s book of the Institute and wrote: “I am very happy to visit the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, a premier research Institute of the country promoting high-quality academic work in the fields of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Set up by my predecessor and renowned scholar Dr. S. Radhakrishanan, the IIAS encourages free and creative thought process through research and exchange of ideas. I wish all research scholars, officials and staff a very bright future”.

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