New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi, is on a visit to Uzbekistan. She announced India would distribute 1000 copies of the Indian constitution translated into Uzbek as a gift for the Tashkent State University of Law faculty members.
"Glad to go back to my legal roots," tweeted New Delhi MP, who is also an eminent lawyer.
"Spoke at Tashkent State University of Law on India's democratic traditions on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav," she tweeted.
Ms Lekhi said she is happy to announce that 1000 copies of the Indian constitution translated into Uzbek would be gifted to TSUL's law faculty. Ms Lekhi also visited the Shastri monument in Tashkent and paid floral tributes to India's second Prime Minister, Late Lal Bahadur Shastri.
"Gratified to see the respect given by the people of Uzbekistan to the memory of Lal Bahadur Shastri ji," she wrote. The Minister also met Ozodbek Nazarbekov, Minister of Culture of Uzbekistan.
"We agreed to take forward cooperation in the areas of heritage projects, cultural exchanges, films and capacity building of Uzbek professionals in archeological preservation," Ms Lekhi tweeted.
India's CAG becomes the External Auditor of the IAEA
Meanwhile, as a recognition of the credibility of India's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the esteemed audit body has been selected as the next External Auditor of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a six-year term between 2022 and 2027) at the General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna.
"The CAG's bid received majority support of the IAEA General Conference for the position for which several competing bids were submitted from different countries. The election is a recognition of India's standing in the international community and global acknowledgement of our CAG's credentials, professionalism and experience," the MEA said in a statement.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is the Constitutional Authority in India, established under Article 148 of the Constitution of India. The CAG had exposed the corruption in the now-famous coal scandal and 2G spectrum scam during the erstwhile Congress-led UPA regime. Kerala-cadre IAS officer Vinod Rai was the CAG then. Mr G C Murmu is now the CAG.