Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the outgoing Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu's term in office may end but his experience will continue to guide the nation for years to come.
As Rajya Sabha bid farewell to its Chairman and Vice-President Naidu, Prime Minister Modi said: "You (Naidu) have always said that you have retired from politics but not from public life. Your term in the office may be coming to an end but your experiences will continue to guide the nation and workers of public life like me will continue to benefit from your experiences for years to come.
The Prime Minister said about Naidu's love for the Indian languages: "One of the admirable things about Naidu Ji is his passion towards Indian languages. This is reflected in how he presided over the House. He contributed to increased productivity of the Upper House.”
Prime Minister Modi further noted that as the Vice-President, Naidu devoted a lot of time to youth welfare and a lot of his programs were focused on ‘Yuva Shakti’.
Talking about his association with the Vice President, PM Modi said that he has worked closely with Naidu over the years and has seen him take up different responsibilities and perform each with great dedication.
Venkaiah Naidu will hand over the reins of the vice-presidency to Jagdeep Dhankar who was elected India’s 14th vice-president on August 6. Dhankar will take oath on August 11.