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Actor-turned BJP politician Roopa Ganguly and another party leader L Ganeshan today took oath as Rajya Sabha MPs.
They were administered oath by Chairman Mohd. Hamid Ansari in his Chamber at Parliament House. Ganguly, who is well known for her role in TV serial Mahabharat, was recently nominated to the Upper House while Ganeshan was elected form Madhya Pradesh.
Ganguly had joined the BJP last year and lost assembly polls in West Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a digital exhibition on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31 to mark the birth anniversary of the first Deputy Prime Minister of India.
The decision was taken during a 45-minute meeting which was attended by several Union ministers, including M Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Ram Vilas Paswan, Anant Geete, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Narendra Singh Tomar and Dharmendra Pradhan.
An official said, it has been decided that Union ministers will visit various parts of the country on the day to participate in programmes marking the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.
Official said, several events are lined up for the occasion including unity pledge, unity runs, public rallies and various competitions.
As a tribute to the 'Iron Man of India', Modi government has decided to observe Patel Jayanti as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' as an annual commemoration.
Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi will inaugurate the Women of India Festival 2016 at Dilli Haat in New Delhi today.
The ten day festival will offer the biggest selection of organic products prepared by women. Organised and sponsored by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development , the festival celebrates and promotes women entrepreneurs from across India.
Organic products ranging from food, fabrics and furniture to wellness, personal care and solar products will be on sale. This year's festival will have 230 stalls and about 372 participants. The list includes producers from Delhi, NCR and 23 states and Union Territories. Over 500 women entrepreneurs had participated in last year's edition of the festival.