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Prez Kovind leaves for Mumbai after two-day Rajasthan visit

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

left for today after wrapping up a two-day tour of

In his first visit as the to the state, Kovind launched Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Antyoday Swarojgar Yojna, Sundar Singh Bhandar EBC (economically backward class) Swarojgaar Yojna and a scheme for waiver of business loan for SC/ST/OBC/differently abled at a programme here yesterday.

Kovind was served Rajasthani cuisine at dinner last night and a special cultural performance was held at Raj Bhawan, an said.

The offered prayers at the and the dargah of Sufi Saint Hazarat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer today.

During his visit to the dargah, he received the Bhagawad Gita from the Deewan of the shrine, Zainul Abedin

Khan said that service to the nation should be given the first and foremost priority and the holy book of Gita says that one should perform Karma and not desire for the results.

"The gift was aimed at giving a message of harmony to the followers of all the religions in the country from the Ajmer dargah," Nasiruddin Chisti, the elder son of Khan, said.

At a function here yesterday, Kovind highlighted his connection and bonding with the state saying he has travelled extensively in various districts of the state over the years and feels a great connection with its rich art, culture, tradition and people.

The president left for in an (IAF) plane in the evening today.

Kalyan Singh, and other ministers and senior officers were present during the president's departure from the Sanganer airport, a senior police said.

The president will grace the inauguration of the 4th Global Exhibition on Services and launch of the 12 Champion Services initiative in tomorrow.

On the same day, he will visit the Bhabha and an exhibition on (DAE) technologies. He will also inaugurate DAE facilities in Trombay, an eastern suburb in Mumbai.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 20:10 IST