New Delhi: India has lost one its greatest sons. The nation is grieving the passing away of the 'People's President'.
Tributes are pouring in. The grief is real and heartfelt. For some, his biggest contribution was as the father of India's missile program, others felt his persona bloomed after he became the President of India.
Vision 2020, 'What Can I Give Movement', his myriad ideas were all aimed at turning around the India story. The India of his dreams was his biggest passion in life.
However, his ideas on issues like transformation of society and world peace, though powerful, never gained the importance they deserved.
Addressing the European Union Parliament in 2007, he said, “Righteousness is the beginning. What we need is a carrier of eternal goodness and wholesomeness in human conduct, which is righteousness."
“Where there is righteousness in the heart
There is beauty in the character.
When there is beauty in the character,
There is harmony in the home.
When there is harmony in the home,
There is order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation,
There is peace in the world.”
“This is true, for the whole world. When we need peace in the world, we need order in the nation; we need harmony in the home, whether in Europe or in India or in any part of the world, the origin is righteousness in the heart. How do we evolve righteousness, in the hearts of every citizen of the world?”
Righteousness In The Heart