Pranab Mukherjee is a man of an unparalleled experience in the country's politics. On his 80th birthday, whole nation feels proud to have him as the President and serving our nation for more than five decades.

These 10 quotes of Mr. Mukherjee proves that he is a simple person with an intellectual abilities.

1 There is no humiliation more abusive than hunger.

2 I personally believe that the office of the President of India is not to be sought. It is to be offered.

3 As Indians, we must of course learn from the past; but we must remain focused on the future. In my view, education is the true alchemy that can bring India its next golden age

4 If the rise of European colonisation began in 18th century India, then the rallying cry of 'Jai Hind!' also signalled its end in 1947.

5 Indian president does not determine policy. Here President is not the policy maker. In the name of the president, the cabinet takes the policy decision.

6 India is content with itself, and driven by the will to sit on the high table of prosperity. It will not be deflected in its mission by noxious practitioners of terror.

7 India is a land of plenty inhibited by poverty; India has an enthralling, uplifting civilization that sparkles not only in our magnificent art, but also in the enormous creativity and humanity of our daily life in city and village.

8 Trickle-down theories do not address the legitimate aspirations of the poor. We must lift those at the bottom so that poverty is erased from the dictionary of modern India.

9 Our federal Constitution embodies the idea of modern India: it defines not only India but also modernity.

10 Let Jammu and Kashmir lead the way in the building of a new future for India. Let it set an example to the rest of India and the world by showing how the entire region can be transformed into a zone of peace, stability and prosperity.


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