New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday that in his first year in the constitutional office he had carried out "effective engagement" with different stakeholders through his visits to 28 of the 29 states across the country.
He said his engagements were focused on students, youths and farmers, and science and research and culture as 60 per cent of his total 313 major outdoor events were related to them.
The vice president's secretariat also posted five tweets giving a summary of Naidu's outreach during the year.
Setting a record for any vice president, Naidu visited 28 of the 29 states in the country.
Sikkim was the only state he could not visit as a scheduled event had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.
He visited all the seven northeastern states.
According his office, he visited 56 universities and addressed 29 convocations urging students and youths to look forward to the future with a sense of confidence, seizing the emerging opportunities within and outside the country as complete individuals rooted in Indian cultural ethos while at the same time imbibing modern vision. The vice president also visited 15 leading centres of science and research in the country for interacting with scientists and researchers and urged them to compete with the best in the world.
Through his 60 domestic visits outside Delhi and 313 major outdoor events and daily engagements of over 12, Naidu has reached out to over 450 countrymen everyday during the past year motivating them towards inspired actions.