The Calendar for 2018 brought out by the Rajya Sabha was released by the Deputy Chairman, P.J. Kurien in the presence of Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and leaders of various parties and groups in the Upper House on Friday, the concluding day of the Winter Session.
Releasing the Rajya Sabha Calendar for the year 2018, in Parliament today. pic.twitter.com/HzN8jyqwfm
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Venkaiah Naidu said “Deputy Chairman, Prof. Kurien is shouldering substantial responsibility of presiding over the House and it is appropriate that he does the honours of unveiling the calendar”.
Naidu noted that the unique Calendar has pictures of twelve world leaders who addressed Members of both the Houses in the Central Hall of Parliament during 1955-2010 and their speeches capture the history of transformation of India and the world during this period.
He said the leaders spoke of the great ancient traditions of India and the country’s emergence as a vibrant democracy and a major global player.
Leaders of various parties in Rajya Sabha appreciated the theme of the Calendar and its production.
Several world leaders feature in the calendar including former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, former French President, Francois Mitterand and former British Prime Minister, Margret Thatcher.