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President Pranab gives lessons on Rajya Sabha to Sachin and Rekha

August 8, 2012 - New Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee gave first hand lessons to nominated members Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha on the functioning of the Rajya Sabha. The Indian cricketer and noted film actress called on President at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan. Press Secretary of the President Venu Rajamony briefed the media on the meeting.

The President who is a veteran Parliamentarian described the salient features of the Indian Constitution and history of India's Independence. Sachin said that the meeting with President was "highly enjoyable and educative", while Rekha said that it was a blessing.

Both Sachin and Rekha were nominated to Rajya Sabha on April 26. They attended their first session in the Rajya Sabha today. When asked by reporters later, Sachin refused to comment on his experience saying, "It's a new experience for me. When I'm ready to speak I'll tell you. Thank you.".

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