Pranab Mukherjee launches Kailash Satyarthi’s ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ campaign
The book Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan records the history of the residents living in the President’s Estate including the period under colonial state to existing presidency.
100 Million for 100 Million’ campaign: It aims to mobilise 100 million youth and children for the upliftment of 100 million underprivileged children
President Pranab Mukherjee on 11 December 2016 flagged off a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign organised by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation. The Campaign aims at mobilising 100 million youth and children for the upliftment of 100 million underprivileged children across the world.
‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign seeks to end child slavery, labour and violence and promote the right of every child to be safe and educated, over the next five years.
The campaign was flagged off in presence of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and spiritual leader Dalai Lama.
11 December was celebrated as the 81st birth anniversary of President Pranab Mukherjee. On the occasion of President Mukherjee's birthday, a number of programmes were organised by the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Programmes included
- President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi released three books titled 'From Raj to Swaraj', 'Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan' and 'Indradhanush- Volume-2'.
- The President also inaugurated a new Museum for vintage tapestries and carpets and a new Hall for encouraging innovation in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The museum displays Zardari canopies and spreads belonging to the early 1900s, for the 1911 Delhi Durbar of King George VI, a collection of Buddhist art, paintings, carvings and assorted gifts presented to different Presidents and much more.