He said prestigious higher seats of learning like the IITs were producing brilliant professionals who virtually “emerge as the salesmen of multinational companies” doing injustice to their merit and brilliance while people with lesser merit could perform their jobs.
The university said in a statement that they decided to honour him with the degree for his “outstanding contributions to society and for being a genuine friend of Bangladesh”.
“We must have job creation and there must be a balance between the job creation in the urban unemployment and the rural unemployment,” Pranab Mukherjee said.
Pranab Mukherjee spoke on the need for a strong Opposition, the role of people’s movements in a constitutional democracy and how India is in the safe hands of its people.
The former president’s third political memoir gives several accounts of how the UPA chairperson remained reluctant to approve his name for the country’s top constitutional post
The third instalment of former President Pranab Mukherjee’s autobiography is a candid glimpse into the behind-the-scenes maneuvering in the government and the Congress party
Former President Pranab Mukherjee said in his new book ‘The Coalition Years’ that she had built her career fearlessly and aggressively and it was the “outcome of her own struggle”.
Pranab Mukherjee said he had asked both Gandhi and Pawar, who was instrumental in influencing Bal Thackeray towards him, whether he should meet the Sena leader during his visit to Mumbai.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee will give the commemoration address on the 200th birth celebrations of the AMU founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, while AMU VC Professor Tariq Mansoor will deliver the welcome address.
Pranab Mukherjee was then the Finance Minister. He and Sibal, then HRD Minister, met Ramdev, who flew into the capital in a chartered jet from Ujjain, on June 1 and discussed issues raised by him, including bringing back black money stashed abroad.
At the release of his book, CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury remembered Mukherjee’s office in Parliament was room number 13 where most discussions and arguments the Left and the Congress had during the UPA I coalition days took place.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described former President Pranab Mukherjee as one of the greatest living politicians and Congressmen who the party turned to whenever there was a crisis to be resolved.
In that meeting in June, he writes, Sonia reminded him: “Pranabji, you are most eminently suited for the office but you should not forget the crucial role you are playing in the functioning of the government.”
Manmohan Singh described Mukherjee as the”most distinguished living parliamentarian and Congressman”, whom everyone in the party looked up to for discussing and resolving difficult issues.
Recalling the historic Takshashila and Nalanda varsities, Pranab Mukherjee said these ancient learning institutes attracted “mighty minds” from all over the world and efforts are now being made to revive them.