Nothing impossible for India, says Pranab
Nothing seems impossible for India to achieve despite several challenges facing the country, said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday after receiving honorary doctorate from Britain`s University of Wolverhampton.
New Delhi: Nothing seems impossible for India
to achieve despite several challenges facing the country, said
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday after receiving
honorary doctorate from Britain`s University of Wolverhampton.
"Today India is as a stage where nothing seems impossible
to do or achieve", he said, while pointing out that the
biggest challenge before the political leadership is to meet
the aspirations of the younger generation.
"The biggest challenge is the challenge of rising
expectations of a young India and equipping this India with
skills to live a productive life," he said.
Mukherjee said the younger generation is restless and
wants to move fast in life.
Besides this, he said, "There are several challenges that
confront us (India), and need to be addressed, if we were to
sustain our progress in the coming decades."
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley
has also been conferred honorary doctorate by the university.
Jaitley has been conferred the doctorate for contribution
to politics and service to the people of India.
Mukherjee was selected for outstanding service to Indian
society and contribution to international affairs.
He described the award of the honorary degree as the rare
distinction. "I am honoured to the Board of Governors and the
Academic Board of the University of Wolverhampton who have
conferred upon me the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters of
the University in recognition of my service to public like and
international affairs," Mukherjee said.
The function was addressed by Wolverhampton University
Chancellor Lord Swraj Paul.