Ranchi, April 3: The foundation stone of Rabindra Bhawan and Haj House of Ranchi, Jharkhand was placed by President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday. He seemed glad to be a part of that occasion. he even talked about the upcoming project for the Muslim colleagues.President while speaking at the occasion said “I am happy to be present in Ranchi on the occasion of laying of foundation stone for the Rabindra Bhavan and Haj House”. “It is indeed a matter of pleasure that Gurudev and his family who left a long lasting impression in the state will be commemorated through the construction of Rabindra Bhavan”, he added.
President when talking about the affection he had with Jharkhand said “My association with Jharkhand, as indeed the entire Eastern region goes back many a decades with the neighbouring West Bengal being his home state”. Explaining the history, he said, “Actually Bihar, undivided Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa and Assam were part of the same Bengal Presidency for a long period in the earlier part of the last century”. He even added that the area has a shared past and heritage and its shaping in the post-Independence era has also been similar.
Pranab Mukherjee had talked about the upcoming project for the sake of Muslim colleagues who has a life time dream of travelling to Mecca for Haj. He even said that the government of Jharkhand surely commended to come up with the project of establishing a “Haj House” to facilitate Haj pilgrimage. He was sure that this news will make relief to the pilgrims from the State and the area.