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Three years in office, Prez to host dinners for ministers

Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi: A dinner for the union council of ministers will be hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow to commemorate three years of his presidency.

“To mark this occasion, the President will host a dinner for the council of ministers and other dignitaries,” a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Two volumes of his selected speeches and two books on Rashtrapati Bhavan will be released on the occasion by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, it said.

The books are titled ‘Abode under the Dome’ and ‘Right of the Line: The President’s Bodyguard (1773-2015)’.

The two volumes of selected speeches of President Mukherjee contain important speeches delivered by him since assumption of office on July 25, 2012 as the 13th President.

The first volume includes 52 speeches and is divided into five sections–The Nation, Parliament and state legislatures, judiciary and constitutional bodies, armed forces and eminent personalities and commemorative events.

The second volume contains 102 speeches and is divided into three sections– education, banquet speeches and foreign visits, the release said.

The speeches included in these volumes reflect Mukherjee’s thinking and appreciation of some of the core issues concerning the nation. The two volumes are part of a four-volume collection of speeches to be published soon, it said.

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