Indian President Ram Nath Kovind was taken to the Army hospital today after he complained of chest discomfort today morning. The Army hospital in its statement said that the president went through some routine check-ups and was kept under observation. Later in the day it was revealed that his condition was stable.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also revealed through his Twitter account that he had a conversation with Mr. Kovind’s son and that he enquired about the Indian President’s health. PM Modi, who is currently on a 2-day visit to Indian neighbour Bangladesh, also wished the President well.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also visited the Army hospital, Delhi to find out more about Indian President’s health.

Earlier today, the 75-year-old President wished Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and the Bangladeshi citizens on their country’s 50th Independence Day. The Indian President was quoted by reliable news agency ANI saying, “On behalf of the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of your National Day. India and Bangladesh are celebrating 50 years of our exemplary and unique bilateral ties.”

Mr. Kovind briefly touched about the bilateral cooperation between India and Bangladesh. He also said how the 50th Independence Day of Bangladesh is also compounded by the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It should be noted that Bangabandhu is also known as the Father of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu served first as President of Bangladesh and then the Prime Minister of the nation, but perhaps the most pivotal milestone of his life is his role in the Bangladesh’s independence.

“Our Government is also celebrating Bangabandhu’s birth centenary with several events, including in partnership with your government,” said Mr. Kovind added.

Earlier this month, the Indian President got inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Delhi’s Army Hospital. After several politicians and high-ranking statesmen, it was the turn of Indian president to join the group of elites who have received their first dose of vaccination in the second phase of the inoculation drive.

Taking to Twitter, Kovind’s office wrote, “President thanked all doctors, nurses, health workers and administrators who are successfully implementing the largest vaccination drive in history and urged all eligible citizens to get vaccinated.”

President Kovind also addressed the 18th convocation of NIT, Rourkela on Sunday, 21th March. In his convocation speech, Mr. Kovind spoke about the importance of encouraging female students to pursue technical education and do well in the same as they do in other areas.

“The country needs more of our girls to pursue higher education, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” Mr. Kovind said.

In the convocation speech at the National Institute of Technology, Mr. Kovind also said, “Growth and excellence of women in technical areas will add a new dimension to our national development. It will promote gender empowerment at the higher levels in the field of science and technology. It will help women break the glass-ceiling in one of the most important spheres in the world of 21st century.”