President of India Ram Nath Kovind visited Diu Town in the Union Territory (UT) of Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu from December 25-28, 2020. During the visit, he laid Foundation stone & Inaugurated many developmental projects.
Inauguration & Laying of Foundation Stone for Developmental Projects:
During the visit, President inaugurated
i.Inaugurated Jalandhar Circuit House in Diu.
ii.Inaugurated the 1st academic session of IIIT (International Institute of Information Technology) Vadodara-International Campus Diu & Kamleshwar School, Ghoghla.
He laid Foundation Stone for
i.Construction of school at Saudwadi
ii.improvement of 1.3 Kms heritage walk-way on Diu City Wall
iii.Conservation & facade restoration of heritage precincts (Zampa & market precinct)
iv.Upgradation of fruits & vegetable market at Fort Road.
v.Development of Integrated municipal solid waste management system for entire urban & rural areas of Diu district.
i.Apart from these he inaugurated the INS (Indian Navy Ship) Khukri Memorial. INS Khukri is Indian Navy’s only warship to be lost in a war to date.
ii.He also visited the Diu Fort and inaugurated the Light & Sound show at the venue.
Key Points from President’s Address during the visit:
i.Diu city is the 1st City in India which has fulfilled 100% of its energy needs during the day with solar energy.
ii.All 3 districts of the Union Territory were declared ‘Open Defecation Free’ in 2017.
iii.Daman & Diu was ranked 1st in the ‘Swachh Survekshan’ of 2019.
About UT Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu:
Established on 26th January, 2020
Administrator – Praful Khoda Patel
Capital – Daman
Districts – 3 (Daman, Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli)