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President's visit cancelled to state for his wife's illness

Bhubaneswar,August 8: President Pranab Mukherjee cancelled his two-day visit to the state after his wife suddenly took ill yesterday.

According to sources, Mukherjee returned to Delhi immediately after getting the information.

Earlier yesterday, the President attended the golden jubilee function of Rameswar High School in Khurda district. Addressing the students there, Mukherjee stressed that India must reap its demographic dividend improving
the quality of teaching and honing its youth's latent talents by imparting skill-based training.

He expressed concern over the Indian educational institutes not featuring among the top 200 global institutions and urged the country's premier institutionsto step up efforts to join the league of the best.

Later, the President visited Puri to have darshan of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in Srimandir during the evening hours. Special arrangements were made for his visit at the temple which gets a large number of devotees daily, officials said.

Later in the evening, Mukherjee visited Puri beach to see a sand sculpture made by famous artist Sudarshan Patnaik. The President appreciated the art named 'World Peace' depicting the picture of Lord Buddha and other
signs of peace.

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