Javadekar to felicitate MPs with ‘academic background’ on Guru Purnima

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New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will on ‘Guru Purnima’ on Tuesday felicitate all MPs having an academic background, an official source said here.

The source said the brief function will be held at the Parliament House complex here.

Generally regarded as a festival of the Hindus, Jains and Buddhists, the solemn occasion is used to show respect to one’s teachers and express gratitude to them.

The festival — popular in India and neighbouring Nepal — is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of ‘Ashadha’, that is in June-July period.

Javadekar was elevated to the cabinet minister rank and made the HRD Minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 5.

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