Bengaluru: There is a general belief that people in higher echelons of power do not pay enough attention to the ordinary people. 

But here is an incident that will pleasantly surprise you. The protagonist in his happy story is none other than His Excellency, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. 

Tre President was slated to be put at the Taj Hotel in Kochi, Kerala as he was on an official visit. 

Incidentally, at the same time, a couple (one of them an American citizen) were also slated to get married in the same hotel. 

For Ashley Hall, the lady in question, all her glee turned to gloom as she was informed that she may have to shift the venue, owing to the President’s stay there, for reasons of uncompromising security.  


Indignant at what had happened, she didn’t dither sending a tweet to the President himself. 


To her surprise and glee, the Rashtrapati Bhavan replied, and lo and behold, in a way so as not to disturb the wedding! 

The tweet read, “We are glad the issues have been resolved. President Kovind conveys his best wishes to you on this joyous occasion.”

Ashley thanked the highest office in the country profusely and the President himself for honouring her request. 


As of now, we assume that the security has been lessened or some other move has been taken in order to facilitate the wedding. 

Netizens were also happy that the President himself accepted the request and helped the American lady in the best possible manner in what is a destination wedding. 

What the President essentially did was to honour the timeless value of Atithi Devo Bhava or when translated into English, “Look upon your guests as God”. 

It is gestures like these that reaffirm the ordinary that the high and mighty are not wrapped in a blanket of arrogance of entitlement but they do happily condescend to honour the wishes of the citizens.