NEW DELHI, Feb 9 (PTI) - The second phase of Census 2011 began today with enumerators seeking information about the first citizen of the country, President Pratibha Patil.
The decadal exercise, which will cover the entire country, began by collecting information on a "number of characteristics about the President's personal household" by enumerator Rita, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said.
The exercise took place in the presence of Home Minister P Chidambaram, Minister of state for Home Affairs Gurudas Kamat, Census Commissioner of India, Dr C Chandramouli, along with Director of Census Operation, Delhi Varsha Joshi.
Speaking after her enumeration, the President asked everyone to wholeheartedly take part in the Census operation, which is gigantic in scale and to take it as a national duty.
A team of Census officials led by Registrar-General and Census Commissioner C Chandramouli also enumerated Vice-President Hamid Ansari as part of the country-wide exercise.