On Wednesday, President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the National Law University (NLU) in Narsingarh in the West Tripura district after reaching the North-East State on her first two-day visit.
Murmu reached Agartala at 11.15 am and was received at the airport by Chief Minister Manik Saha, Governor Satya Narayan Arya, and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhoumik.
She received the guard of honor from the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) at the airport. From the airport, she went to Narsingarh to take part in the inaugural function, which was also attended by the chief minister and Tripura High Court Chief Justice Indrajit Mohanty.
The Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ratan Lal Nath, also attended the programme.
Murmu then visited the Durgabari tea estate in the district’s Mohanpur housing estate and interacted with the tea plantation workers.
“Do you send your kids to school? Send your children to schools regularly. Are you getting free rice and benefits of other government schemes,” she asked Ashtami Munda, one of the five-six female tea garden workers with whom she interacted.
Murmu also asked gardeners if they could identify CM Saha and local MLA Krishnadhan Das among those accompanying her.
“Can you identify Chief Minister Manik Saha and Member of the Legislative Assembly Krishnadhan Das,” she asked the tea garden workers, to whom they responded positively.
“They are local… Contact them if you have a demand or a problem,” she told the garden workers.
Das went on to tell the reporters that the interaction was remarkable.
“For the first time, a president visited our tea estate. It was a great feeling,” he said.
A cultural program has also been organized in honor of the president in the garden.