India President Pranab Mukherjee had reacted about the Dadri lynching issue. A man in Dadri was killed for eating beef last week. After a week, President has come to share his views about the issue and also about the Indian civilization. President said the core values of diversity, tolerance, and the plurality of Indian civilization must be kept in mind and cannot be allowed to be wasted.
“I firmly believe that we cannot allow the core values of our civilization to be wasted and the core values are what over the years the civilization celebrated diversity, promoted and advocated tolerance, endurance, and plurality.” President also stated that ‘these core civilization values keep us together over the centuries.’ The Indian civilization has been survived because of its core civilization values.
And if we keep those core values in mind, nothing can prevent our democracy to move,” he said. The issue of Dadri lynching of a 50-year-old man made President come with remarks in this context. The news has been an outrage across the country since last week. ‘Coffee-table’ book written by Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director of New Indian Express, was released by Vice President Hamid Ansari.
The President was handed over a coffee-table book on him at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The President took a while for his speech in which he talked about the progress in few sectors. He said the country has made tremendous progress in many sectors and there is no limit to do more. “There is no limit. We will have to do much more,” he said. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also attended.
“I in my own way am making my contribution to make the country more important. After three years of coming here, I recognized that much more is to be done. There is no end to working in the President’s office, which is considered strictly constitutional,” he said. “In a true sense, the marvel of Indian democracy has its own strength and we must celebrate that,” he said. He added that there is no end to work in the President’s office which is considered strictly constitutional.
He also recalled his days when he entered Parliament as a member of the Rajya Sabha during a “turbulent period” when Congress faced a major crisis over bank nationalization and eventually split. Hamid Ansari said the book is a small tribute to an eminent personality, who has a range of experience and depth of understanding issues.