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Mukherjee inaugurates shopping complex in Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today inaugurated a renovated shopping complex comprising a Safal outlet and Kendriya Bhandar, among others, inside Rashtrapati Bhavan precincts.

The president along with Delhi Chief Minster Sheila Dikshit, who was also present for the ceremony, visited all eight shops in the shopping complex and interacted with the staff there.

 Mukherjee inaugurates shopping complex in Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates the shopping complex at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is also seen. Image courtesy PIB

These shops in the President's Estate Market have been in existence since the pre-Independence era, out of which six shops were alloted recently. This includes a Safal Outlet, Kendriya Bhandar and a Shakti Haat.

A beauty parlour and a men's hair cutting saloon are also part of the new complex.

The Shakti Haat is an outlet where Self Help Groups (SHGs) of Rashtrapati Bhavan will market their products like homemade masalas, organic compost and handmade envelopes. The members of SHGs are wives of employees of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The president also interacted with members of the SHGs and appreciated the work done by them.

The renovated complex responds to a long-standing desire of employees of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and their families living in the President's Estate to have a full-fledged commercial establishment catering to all their requirements.

PTI

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Updated Date: Jun 04, 2013 14:41:51 IST