Source: News Bharati English12 Dec 2016 09:55:14

New Delhi, December 12: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi released and presented the first copy of book “Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj” to The President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister conveyed his best wishes to Mukherjee who on the day turned 81.

"Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj" is a book for children and recreates the story of Rashtrapati Bhavan from its inception as Government House, a symbol of imperial might, to the present day, where it stands for the very essence of Indian democracy.

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Modi praised Mukherjee saying that he has always put India’s interest above everything and is proud to have such a well read and knowledgeable President. He said it has been his good fortune to have got the opportunity to work with, and learn from him.

On this occasion Modi launched two more books- "Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan" and "Indradhanush - Volume II".

Modi recalled Mukherjee's guidance in the initial days of his Prime Ministership, and hoped that the nation would continue to benefit from the President's experience for a long period.