'Developed India by 2020 is a mission of a billion people...It will be a reality if everyone gives through individual, societal and nationwide participation in a national movement facilitated by the government'.
The Prez has a solution: 'I feel that the time is ripe now for both our Houses of Parliament to debate and adopt a Resolution that India will get transformed into a safe, and economically developed nation before the year 2020.'
Address to the nation by the President on the eve of 57th Republic Day: 'Infallibility is divinity. We are not divine. We are fallible. To err is human. Divinity would demand that we realize this irrefutable truth and correct ourselves when we become
I would decidedly not support the contention that the Executive is as independent in its existence and functioning as the Legislature or the Judiciary is. I am not even for a moment questioning the whys or why nots of such controls on the Executive..
'Energy Security leading to Energy Independence is certainly possible and is within the capability of the nation. India has knowledge, natural resources; what we need is planned integrated missions to achieve the target in a time bound manner'
'...the nation would be on the calamitous road to inevitable disaster and ruination. ... The arithmetical compulsions of incremental numbers and the alleged tradability of certain legislative seats, won perhaps through means allegedly dubious and und
I have selected the topic for the Republic Day address as 'Action Plan for Employment Generation' as it represents the aspirations and anxiety of nearly 540 million youth of our nation.
'Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual...the world will be so much a better place to live in.'
The outcome of the elections is indicative of people's yearning for inclusiveness – economic, social and cultural and their rejection of the forces of divisiveness and intolerance. The verdict is for establishing the rule of law and repairing our sec
Full unedited text of the address to the nation by the President of India on the eve of 55th Republic Day, 2004.
I am definitely more optimistic about India now, after meeting the Prez. One man cannot walk around and change the country. We need more optimistic people; people who can dream. We need the 'Young Movement' that he talks of. I think it'll happen…
Our President is a delight to be with. The optimism that he exuberates is something we should all imbibe. If the youth of India instills even a fourth of this man's vision, our lives will be changed forever.
'A student spends 25,000 hours in the campus. The school must have the best of teachers who have the ability to teach, love teaching and build moral qualities'
'We will not be remembered for how many churches, mosques or temples our generation added, but only if we give our younger generation a prosperous and safe India resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with our civilizational heritage'
Full text of the President's address to the joint session of Parliament at the start of the budget session that left the VHP evasive on its reference to the Ayodhya issue.
Address to the nation by the President on the eve of Republic Day-2003.
'Any act by anyone anywhere in India that runs counter to the eternal values -- non-violence, tolerance, acceptance of all religions and different ways of life, search for truth and fearlessness -- would pose a threat to the fabric of free Indian n
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.