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Soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance, says President Pranab Mukherjee in farewell address to nation

Soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance, says President Pranab Mukherjee in farewell address to nation

Good governance would enable the people to "shape their own lives through transparent, accountable and participatory political institutions", the president said.

Highlights of President Pranab Mukherjee's farewell address to the nation

Highlights of President Pranab Mukherjee's farewell address to the nation

A reordering of society is only possible through the transformative power of education, says President Pranab Mukherjee. 

President Pranab Mukherjee's farewell address to the nation: As it happened

President Pranab Mukherjee's farewell address to the nation: As it happened

Pranab Mukherjee was elected 13th President of India. 

End of the Pranab era: Looking back at the life less ordinary

End of the Pranab era: Looking back at the life less ordinary

Being the President was not exactly Poltu-da's (Pranab Mukherjee's nickname) plan of action in his 48-year-long political career. 

From freedom of expression to MPs' conduct – significant speeches of President Pranab Mukherjee

From freedom of expression to MPs' conduct – significant speeches of President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee, who will deliver his last address to the nation as the 13th President of India on Monday, was someone who never believed in mincing words. Here are the excerpts of some of his key speeches.

PM Modi hosts farewell dinner for President Mukherjee, presents memento

PM Modi hosts farewell dinner for President Mukherjee, presents memento

"In keeping with tradition, PM Narendra Modi presents a memento to President on the occasion of farewell hosted by him for the President," a Press Information Bureau tweet said.

Mukherjee inaugurates presidential retreat annexe in Dehradun

Mukherjee, who was on a day-long visit here, was received by Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at the airport.

Surely we had divergent views but kept them to ourselves: President Mukherjee on working relations with PM Modi

Surely we had divergent views but kept them to ourselves: President Mukherjee on working relations with PM Modi

Expressing his deep gratitude and appreciation to the prime minister, the president said, “We have acted in close cooperation, even though there have been divergent views.”  

Be vigilant to save basic tenets of society: President on lynchings

Be vigilant to save basic tenets of society: President on lynchings

He also urged the intellectual class to rise and be vigilant as it could act as the biggest deterrent to forces of darkness and backwardness.

GST will help in lowering inflation, propelling GDP: Arun Jaitley

GST will help in lowering inflation, propelling GDP: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said rollout of the GST will ease inflation, make tax avoidance difficult and boost GDP growth.

GST will open India to new limitless possibilities: Arun Jaitley

GST will open India to new limitless possibilities: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said India has done this at a time when the world is facing slow growth, isolationism and the lack of structural reforms. 
 

GST rollout at midnight of June 30 - Here are program details

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the President will launch GST inside the Central Hall of Parliament on the midnight of June 30. All the people involved in formulating GST will be present at the occasion. Watch video to know more.

RSS chief calls on President Mukherjee in Delhi

It said Mukherjee had invited Bhagwat over lunch, and he reached here from Rudrapur.

President Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers at Kanchipuram's Kamakshi Amman temple

He also offered prayers at Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham at Kanchipuram and also meet seers Jayendra Saraswati and Vijayendra Saraswati there.

President to inaugurate Bengaluru Metro stretch on June 17

The commercial operations will be thrown open from June 18 on Reach 4, 4A and the underground section of the 24.2 km Green Line.

KPS Gill will be remembered for effective policing: President Pranab Mukherjee

A committed IPS officer, Gill served the nation in various capacities including Director General of Police in Punjab and Assam.

Not in race for another term: President Pranab Mukherjee

Not in race for another term: President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday probably gave enough hints that he may not be in the race for another term in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Homoeopathy, alternative medicine systems important: President

Homoeopathy, alternative medicine systems important: President

Attending the sixth Dr Malati Allen Nobel Award ceremony here, he conferred the Dr Sarkar Allen Swamiji Award for lifetime achievement on Dr Shubhendu Bhattacharya, the world`s youngest MRCP Consultant Intermits, Guinness World Eecord holder and member of sub-committee for medicine/physiology of Nobel Foundation, Sweden.

Improve quality of parliamentary debates: Mukherjee

Improve quality of parliamentary debates: Mukherjee

Delivering the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Memorial Lecture here, President Mukherjee lauded the parliamentary democracy in India and said Parliament's functioning is based on 3Ds -- Debate, Dissension and Decision.

Amid parleys over joint President nominee, Nitish Kumar backs Pranab for 2nd term

Amid parleys over joint President nominee, Nitish Kumar backs Pranab for 2nd term

The main opposition Congress, however, remained non-committal on backing Mukherjee, saying "It is for the ruling party to decide".