PIB, Darjeeling.12th July 2016: The President of India Mr.Pranab Mukherjee today asserted that the unity in diversity is the beauty of the Indian democracy. He said that when someone sees the entire stretch of the country with so many ethnic,cultural,religious and linguistic groups ,he gets mesmerized. 
Mr.Mukherjee was responding to the State Reception hosted by the West Bengal Chief Minister Miss Mamata Banerjee at Chowrasta at Darjeeling this evening.He said that despite so much diversity and a vast area,no corner of our country remains unrepresented in the Parliament.
Referring to Darjeeling,the President stressed that it is not merely a hill station or a geographical entity,but a Mini India. 
Earlier, in his speech, the Governor Mr.Keshari Nath Tripathi described Mr.Pranab Mukherjee as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Presidents of our country.He said that a number of administrative reforms could be attributed to him such as RTI,RTE,Food Security etc. 
The Chief Minister Miss Mamata Banerjee said that the President Mr.Pranab Mukherjee recognizes the country in true sense.His experience is a direction for the country.She said that it was due to his vast experience and capability that all the political parties joined hands in electing him to the office of the President.Miss Banerjee said that Mr.Mukherjee has immense love for West Bengal and also for the Darjeeling hills. 
Presentation of programmes by the children depicting the rich ethnic culture of the hills were tone of the highlights of today’s Programme. Various social organisations also felicitated the President.