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
Does Kalam's Islamic liberalism, or following Hindu traditions make him less of a Muslim? Or is it Sangh Parivar's recognition of Kalam's work that has become a cause for concern for many Muslims leading them to question Kalam's religious roots and i
India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong during their women's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.AP Photo/Dita Alangkara
A disabled girl walks through a corridor at a school run by the Association of People with Disability in Bengaluru.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
A group of physically challenged people stage a protest on the 'International Day of Disabled Persons' in Srinagar.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers issue at AICC HQ in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
Workers prepare beds inside a special COVID-19 ward to treat persons infected with the Omicron variant, at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai.PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.
Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.
Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.