President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday took a ride on E-rickshaw driven by a tribal woman in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada and had lunch with children from a nearby village.
The E-rickshaw driver, Phoolmati Bhaskar, is a member of a women’s cooperative in Teknagar village. President Kovind appreciated state government’s initiatives to make tribal women independent by supporting cooperatives, including the E-rickshaw project. He appreciated the project for being environment-friendly
He then went to Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram in Hiranagar village to have lunch with the children there and prayed with them before taking the meal.
The President also inaugurated a computer lab there and distributed sweets, which he had brought from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, among the children.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh accompanied the President to both places.