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Prez asks legislatures to create awareness on burning issues

Posted on Dec 01, 10:59AM | UNI

President Pranab Mukherjee today sked the legislators to take a solemn pledge on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of Tamil Nadu Assembly to restore the 'glory and grandeur' of legisltive bodies.

In his speech on the occasion of the celebrations at the Fort St George, the seat of power in Tamil Nadu,the President said a legislator must also take upon himself the responsibility to create public awareness on burning and social issues like population growth,child labour, educaton of the girl child, conservation of ntural resources and environmental protection.

"These are purely developmental issues and by placing them at the centre of public discourse, people can be sensitized on the need to change their outlook," he said.