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Karva Chauth and President of India - A Gesture

Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Chandigarh, India


President's gesture

President A P J Abdul Kalam did not allow the Karva Chauth on October 20 to come in the way of the banquet he hosted for the Army commanders.

The wives of the Chief of Air Staff and the Chief of Naval Staff were keeping the traditional fast and did not want to have food before sighting the moon.

The President?s secretariat was alerted and arrangements were made for the spouses to perform pooja and then assemble for the banquet. Dr Kalam accordingly delayed his appearance at the banquet. The gesture was widely appreciated.