India can’t be defined in narrow sense, embraces diverse views: Pranab

JAIPUR: Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday underlined the importance of inclusiveness in nation building and said the country should move forward by accommodating all kinds of views and ideas.

Also, he said the country needs to tap the potential of its youth in order to reap the demographic dividend.

“Our objective has been ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah’ (May all be prosperous and happy)… It encompasses all. It’s all inclusive. That’s the concept of India,” Mukherjee said at the 5th Shri Hari Shankar Singhania Memorial Oration on the theme ‘Youth and Nation Building’.

The former President said India can never be defined in a narrow sense as it’s a great civilization that “embraces all kinds of races and humanity”.

This year, JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU) conferred the JKLU Laureate Award on Mukherjee. (AGENCIES)


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