President arrives in MP capital, calls for body donation

President Ram Nath Kovind arrived on his maiden two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh on Friday and he called upon people to donate their body/organs in order to save the lives of others.

Team Absolute|Bhopal

President Ram Nath Kovind arrived on his maiden two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh on Friday. He called upon people to donate their body/organs in order to save the lives of other people. Kovind made the statement while addressing the Sadguru Kabir Mahotsav at the Lal Parade Ground.

Several people need organ transplantation but are compelled to suffer due to an insufficient number of organ donors,’ he pointed out in his 15-minute address. Urging people to follow saint Kabir’s ideals to love humanity, the President exhorted them to donate heart, liver, eyes.

Through organ donation, we can improve the lives of others. Nanaji Deshmukh had set up an example by donating his body. I appeal to the countrymen to donate their body, he said.

Kovind observed that the influence of saint Kabir’s ideals is distinctly visible in the Constitution of India. ‘’The impact of saint Kabir is seen in the life and thoughts of Indian Constitution’s architect Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar. Thus, his influence is perceptible in the Constitution,’ he said. Kabir demonstrated before the world the path of equality and harmony. He was a great social reformer besides being a saint. Sikh Guru Nanak Dev too mentioned him in his discourses, he said.

The President honoured poets Rewa Prasad Dwivedi, Pratibha Satpathy and K Siva Reddy with the Kabir Samman on the occasion. The award carries Rs 3 lakh and a citation.

The President would address the second convocation of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University at Amarkantak on Saturday.

President Ram Nath Kovind lavished praises on the Madhya Pradesh regime for making endeavours for inclusive development in line with saint Kabir’s teachings.

Later Kovind unveiled the statue of Jhalkari Bai, Rani Lakshmi Bai’s assistant.

Jhalkari Bai was born in a poor Kori family. She joined Rani Lakshmi Bai’s army as an ordinary soldier. Later, she was made Rani Lakshmi Bai’s special adviser. She was involved in all the major decisions of Rani Lakshmi Bai. She laid down her life during the freedom struggle as her assistant.

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