'Can you identify the CM?': Murmu interacts with tea garden workers in Tripura
President Droupadi Murmu with CM Manik Saha and tea garden workers in Tripura

Bamutia: President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday inaugurated the National Law University (NLU) at Narsingarh in West Tripura’s district after reaching the Northeastern state on a maiden 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 was accorded guard of honour by 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.

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ratan Lal Nath was also present at the programme.

Murmu then visited the Durgabari tea estate in the district’s Mohanpur subdivision, and interacted with tea garden 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 the garden workers if they could identify CM Saha, and local MLA Krishnadhan Das from among the people accompanying her.

“Can you identify Chief Minister Manik Saha and MLA Krishnadhan Das,” she asked the tea garden workers, to which they replied in positive.

“They are local… Contact them if you have any demand or problem,” she told the garden workers.

Das later told 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 programme was also organised in honour of the president at the garden.

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