Drawing from personal diary extracts, conversations with key personalities and vital secondary literature, President Pranab Mukherjee has chronicled the fascinating decade of the 70's, including the crucial Emergency period, in a book that will be released in December, the publishers said Tuesday.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday condoled the death of veteran Congress leader and former union minister Murli S Deora, saying people shall value his significant contribution towards growth and progress of the country.
Highlighting the importance of a strong defence to preserve harmony, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said though India is committed to peace, "we must be prepared to use our might to safeguard the sovereignty of our nation, if the need ever arise".
Cautioning against various threats facing the subcontinent, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said it was imperative for India to have an effective deterrence and strong defence to promote development and it must be prepared to use its "might" if the need arises.
Calling for greater engagement between academia and industries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked universities to become breeding ground for technological advancements and said success of initiatives like 'Make in India' hinges on manufacturing quality products.
Regretting that many institutes in India lack quality leading to outbound flow of students, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday emphasised on revamping the education system, retaining bright minds and attracting talent from abroad.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the sultan and people of Oman on the eve of its national day, and expressed confidence that the mutually beneficial comprehensive partnership between the two nations will continue to further "diversify and strengthen".