Hailing Pranab Mukherjee as a visionary and statesman, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that in the course of the former president’s excellent public life, his administrative abilities and acumen at all times shone via varied obligations that he shouldered. In a message that was learn out on the first Pranab Mukherjee Memorial Lecture on Tuesday to mark the primary loss of life anniversary of the previous president, Modi stated that blessed with unparalleled mental capabilities, Bharat Ratna Mukherjee made outstanding contributions to the nation’s progress.
“A visionary and a statesman. Shri Pranab Mukherjee was widely respected and admired across the political spectrum. A distinguished Parliamentarian, his speeches and interventions were of the finest quality, reflecting his grasp over a range of diverse issues,” the prime minister stated in his message.
During his excellent public life, spanning over a long time, his administrative abilities and acumen at all times shone via varied obligations that he shouldered, Modi stated.
As the President of India, Mukherjee upheld the very best traditions, additional strengthening the democratic cloth of our nation, he stated.
Modi famous that Mukherjee made Rashtrapati Bhavan much more accessible to individuals.
“I was blessed to have always got guidance and support of Pranab da. I vividly remember his insightful counsel on many policy matters,” he stated.
As the nation is celebrating Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, it is just apt to recall Mukherjee’s reverence for the democratic values enshrined within the Constitution, the prime minister stated.
Noting that the primary annual Pranab Mukherjee Memorial Lecture was being organised by Pranab Mukherjee Legacy Foundation, Modi wished success for the initiative.
In her remarks delivered just about on the first annual Pranab Mukherjee Memorial Lecture, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recalled that as a younger MP, Mukherjee took a daring initiative in Bangladesh’s assist and tabled a movement in Rajya Sabha in June 1971 for the popularity of the nation.
“The loss of life of Shri Pranab Mukherjee has created a vacuum within the mental in addition to the political enviornment of the subcontinent. He can be remembered as an inspiration for coming generations of the area,” Hasina stated.
Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck stated that whereas he cherishes the numerous conferences with Mukherjee, he feels the absence of the Indian chief’s knowledge, sensible counsel and assist which he was lucky to obtain.
“Shri Mukherjee contributed drastically in additional strengthening the wonderful relations between Bhutan and India. He had an extended and shut affiliation with my father, the 4th King and so they developed a detailed bond of friendship,” Wangchuck stated.
“My father and I’ll at all times bear in mind Shri Pranab Mukherjee with affection and respect as a heat human being, a sensible statesman and an excellent good friend of Bhutan,” he stated.
Pranab Mukherjee served because the thirteenth President of India from 2012 till 2017. As a senior chief of the Congress, he additionally held a number of ministerial portfolios within the authorities of India.