Former President Pranab Mukherjee 15 Great Quotes !

September 1, 2020 By Poonam Kushwaha
President Pranab Mukherjee
Former President Pranab Mukherjee

India’s thirteenth President Pranab Mukherjee bid adieu to this world on August 31, 2020. Mr Pranab was the most versatile minister of India. He was the only minister who handled four major ministries, defence, commerce, foreign and finance.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee gave us major inspirations for life, and few of them are expressed in his great quotes below.

President Pranab Mukherjee
Former President Pranab Mukherjee

1) I have seen vast, perhaps unbelievable, changes during the journey that has brought me from the flicker of a lamp in a small Bengal village to the chandeliers of Delhi.

2) We are all equal children before our mother; and India asks each one of us, in whatsoever role we play in the complex drama of nation-building, to do our duty with integrity, commitment and unflinching loyalty to the values enshrined in our Constitution.

3) There is no humiliation more abusive than hunger.

4) If the rise of European colonisation began in 18th century India, then the rallying cry of ‘Jai Hind!’ also signalled its end in 1947.

President Pranab Mukherjee
Former President Pranab Mukherjee

5) India is a land of plenty inhibited by poverty; India has an enthralling, uplifting civilization that sparkles not only in our magnificent art, but also in the enormous creativity and humanity of our daily life in city and village.

6) The young people of India will build a strong and powerful nation, a nation that is politically mature and economically strong, a nation whose people enjoy both a high quality of life as well as justice.

President Pranab Mukherjee
Former President Pranab Mukherjee

7) Let Jammu and Kashmir lead the way in the building of a new future for India. Let it set an example to the rest of India and the world by showing how the entire region can be transformed into a zone of peace, stability and prosperity.

8) Trickle-down theories do not address the legitimate aspirations of the poor. We must lift those at the bottom so that poverty is erased from the dictionary of modern India.

9) As Indians, we must of course learn from the past; but we must remain focused on the future. In my view, education is the true alchemy that can bring India its next golden age.

10) Teaching was my transition from student life to working life. In those days, our system of education was a little different. The number of students in each class was huge. I think in political science general, which I taught, it was around 100.

11) In the 1980s, we were advised, why don’t you follow Reaganomics or Thatcherite economics. We said, yes, there are good points, let’s see how we can fit them in the Indian economy. Every country has its own way of moving forward.

President Pranab Mukherjee
Former President Pranab Mukherjee

12) I come from a political family. My father was a freedom fighter. He was a prominent leader of the locality and member of the Congress party. He spent 10 years in British prisons. In the evening, in our living room, the only subject we used to discuss was politics. So politics was not unfamiliar to me.

13) I feel that when the reforms in UN take place and the Security Council will be expanded in the permanent membership category, India will have a place, I hope so, but first it is to be expanded.

14) No problems are ever resolved by violence. It only aggravates the pain and the hurt on every side.

15) I am comfortable at the height where destiny has put me.

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