Vice President’s visit to Lakshadweep and Kerala

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  • The Vice President is on a 5 days state visit to  Lakshadweep and Kerala from 31st December 2021 to 4th January 2022.

Important highlights of his Lakshadweep visit:

  • He visited Lakshadweep on 31st December, 2021.
  • He  inaugurated two Colleges of Arts & Sciences in the Kadmat and Andrott islands of Lakshadweep on 1st January, 2022.

He then visited Kerala on 2nd January 2022:

  • He visited Kochi, where India’s Indigenous Naval Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant is under construction at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
  • Addressing an event later at Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), a DRDO facility in Kochi he unveiled Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial.
  • He also laid the foundation stone of a Towed Array Integration Facility and handed over an Automated Sonar Trainer to the Navy.


The motto of the ship is "Jayema Saṁ Yudhi Spr̥dhaḥ", which is taken from Rigveda and means "I defeat those who fight against me".

  • INS Vikrant, also known as Indigenous Aircraft Carrier 1 (IAC-1) is the first aircraft carrier to be built in India, it is being constructed by the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) for the Indian Navy.
  • It is named 'Vikrant' as a tribute to India's first aircraft carrier, Vikrant (R11). 

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