Pranabda is very good at keeping secrets. In fact, Indiraji used to say, “Whenever Pranabda is given any confidential information, it never comes out of his belly. What comes out is only the smoke from his pipe.”
Ram Nath Kovind said, “Nations are not built by governments alone. Nation building requires national pride. Each citizen of India is a nation builder. The armed forces that protect our borders and keep us safe are nation builders. Police and paramilitary forces that fight terrorism and crime are nation builders.”
The first tweet from President’s Kovind handle read: “Honoured to be sworn in as the 14th President of India; would be carrying out my responsibilities with all humility #PresidentKovind.”
Pranab Mukherjee, India’s President till Tuesday morning has been in all senses a copybook one, with a keen sense of what is right, appropriate and proper in the Constitution.
Pranab Mukherjee’s tenure in Rashtrapati Bhawan was remarkable for its restraint and poise.
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As per the protocols, Ram Nath Kovind will take the Oath of office in the presence of the Chief Justice of India. After this, a 21-Gun Salute will be fired. Then newly-elected President will then deliver an address in the Central Hall. After this, he will leave with his predecessor for Rashtrapati Bhavan.
“A modern nation is built on some essential fundamentals – democracy or equal rights for every citizen, secularism or equal freedom to every faith, equality of every region, and economic equity,” Pranab Mukherjee said
“Social inclusion would ensure access to the fruits of progress to all. Good governance would provide the ability to people to shape their own lives through transparent, accountable and participatory political institutions”, the President said.
President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the nation, on the eve of demitting office. He spoke about his tenure as a President and thanked the citizens for their support. He also said that financial inclusion, social inclusion is the need of the hour for the country.
The office of the President, in which rests the highest authority in the country and also a position of glory, is one of the most prominent residues of the long period of British rule in India, and yet in many ways, is in marked opposition to it.
Describing Pranab Mukherjee’s transformation from a senior Minister to a President as “exemplary”, Jaitley said he had won many admirers and his stature grew with each passing day.
Pranab Mukherjee said, “For 37 years I served as a Member of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Of these, I served five terms as a Member of the Rajya Sabha, elected for four terms from West Bengal and one term from Gujarat, and two terms in the Lok Sabha. My long career has been instructive and educative.”
Pranab Mukherjee’s final address to the nation at 7.30 pm today. Mukherjee earlier said, “As the President, I have tried to protect, preserve, and defend the Constitution, not just in letter but in spirit as well.”
Ansari lauded Mukherjee for adorning the highest elected office with great distinction and dignity. “His contribution in enriching our national life, parliamentary institutions, and political discourse are highly regarded along with his unshakable belief in the idea of India,” he added.