By Vijay Darda | 21-09-2022
The chairman of editorial board of Lokmat Media and former member of Rajya Sabha Vijay Darda called on the Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Vice President’s House here on Monday.
Darda congratulated Dhankhar on being elected as the Vice President of India. The meeting between Dhankhar and Darda lasted for about half an hour. Both of them exchanged pleasantries during the meeting. The Vice President inquired in detail about the Lokmat Media Group which publishes Maharashtra’s number one newspaper Lokmat, one of leading language newspapers of the country.
Darda also apprised the Vice President that the Lokmat Media Group publishes newspapers in Hindi (Lokmat Samachar) and English (Lokmat Times) as well. The Lokmat’s digital footprint is highly successful along with its Marathi TV news channel in collaboration with the News 18 Group. Since the Vice President belongs to Rajasthan and Darda’s ancestors hailed from the desert state too, both shared old memories.
Darda presented his two books including the latest one, “Ringside: Up, Close and Personal on India & Beyond” and “Public Issues Before Parliament” to the Vice President and discussed with him issues relating to law. It is pertinent to mention here that Vice President Dhankhar was an eminent lawyer of the High Court and the Supreme Court.
During the meeting, Darda presented a marble bust of his father, founder editor of Lokmat Media Group and veteran freedom fighter Jawaharlal Darda on the occasion of his birth centenary celebrations. Darda also invited the Vice President to visit his home town Yavatmal in Maharashtra.
Earlier in the day, Darda also called on former foreign minister K Natwar Singh and discussed with him several issues of national and international importance. Darda enquired about Singh’s health during the meeting and presented to him his two books, “Ringside: Up, Close and Personal on India & Beyond” and “Public Issues Before Parliament”.
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