The President expressed his gratitude to The Statesman for bringing out a photo essay on the 13th Presidency. He appreciated the wonderful photos taken by Shri Varun Joshi from The Statesman that feature in the photo essay. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi said that the photo essay was important from the historical perspective.
The book “Indira Gandhi – A life in Nature”, was launched by Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the Indira Gandhi Memorial in the presence of former ministers, bureaucrats and environmentalists who worked closely with her to frame some of country’s landmarks wildlife and environment laws. Renowned mountaineer Capt Manmohan Singh Kohli recalled how Gandhi once told him “please call me as a daughter of the mountains”. The book has been written by former Union minister Jairam Ramesh and it has been published by Simon & Schuster.