President of India, Droupadi Murmu today reached Jharkhand on her three-day tour to the State. She first landed at Deoghar Airport and performed rituals at Baba Baidyanath Dham temple. The President then reached Ranchi and took part in a couple of programmes including inauguration of the new High Court Building.
The President reached Deoghar at 9 AM in the morning and went straight to Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple, where she prayed for the country's happiness and prosperity. After the puja, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Mithilesh Kumar Thakur felicitated the President by giving him Angavastram and mementos on behalf of the Temple Shrine Board.
Notably, President Draupadi Murmu is the fourth President to come to Deoghar. Before this, the country's first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad and former President Pranab Mukherjee and Ramnath Kovind have also worshiped at Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple.
The President was accompanied by Governor CP Radhakrishnan, Union Law and Justice Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Godda MP Nishikant Dubey, Additional Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh, Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Manish Ranjan and other eminent persons in Deoghar.
The President then flew to Ranchi, where she was welcomed by Governor CP Radhakrishnan and Chief Minister Hemant Soren. The President then paid tributes to Dharti Aaba Birsa Munda at Birsa Chowk and Paramveer Albert Ekka at Albert Ekka Chowk in the city. She then moved to Raj Bhawan ahead of the evening schedule.
Later at Raj Bhawan the President interacted with members of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) of Jharkhand at Raj Bhavan for an hour. Later at 5 PM the President left for Dhurwa, where the new High Court building of Jharkhand has been constructed. She inaugurated the country's largest High Court in the presence of Governor CP Radhakrishnan, Chief Justice of India, Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Judge of Supreme Court, Justice Aniruddha Bose, Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Sanjay Kumar Mishra among other eminent personalities of the nation and the State.
In her inaugural speech the President said, “This High Court will prove to be a landmark for the whole country. I would like to congratulate all those who contributed to the making of the High Court. It is a very divine experience for me. I hope that this High Court building will inspire other states to build judicial buildings equipped with modern facilities. This is the temple of justice. This is a new step towards development. It is an excellent initiative.”
“English language is mostly used in the judicial process. Due to this it does not become easy for many people. I am talking about the language here while I myself am giving a speech in English. I thank the Chief Justice, who gave a speech in Hindi here today. I think not only for today but also for future you will give a speech in Hindi like this. Inspired by you, other judges will also use their local language in this way. We have to use our language in the judicial process,” said the President.
After the inauguration of the new High Court building the President returned to Raj Bhawan. She will attend the IIIT Convocation ceremony on Thursday and also participate in a programme organised by the Union Tribal Ministry in Khunti.