Pranab Shares A Letter Given By Modi On His Last Day As Prez

August 03, 2017 15:47
Pranab Shares A Letter Given By Modi On His Last Day As Prez

Pranab Shares A Letter Given By Modi On His Last Day As Prez:- Pranab Mukherjee took to Twitter to share a letter that was given to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his last day at the office. Pranab retired from his duties as the President of India on July 25.

The letter, which spells out the bond between the two leaders who come from different political ideologies, was shared by the former president on Twitter on Thursday.

Mukherjee shared a post along with two images of the letter and said, “On my last day in office as the President, I received a letter from PM @narendramodi that touched my heart! Sharing with you all.”

PM Narendra Modi was quick to respond to the emotional post shared by Former President Pranab Mukherjee, he replied by saying, “Pranab Da, I will always cherish working with you. @CitiznMukherjee”

Here are some snippets of the letter that was given to Pranab Mukherjee by PM Modi-

Dear Pranab Da,

“As you begin a new phase of your distinguished journey, I cannot but express my profound sense of admiration and gratitude for your immense contribution to the nation, particularly as President of India over the last five years. You have inspired us with your simplicity, high principles and exemplary leadership.

Three years ago, I came to New Delhi as an outsider. The task before me was huge and challenging. In these times, you have always been a father figure and a mentor to me. your wisdom, guidance and personal warmth have given me greater confidence and strength.”

The prime minister said Mukherjee’s “intellectual prowess” had been of constant help.

“You have been so warm, affectionate and caring to me.

Your one phone call asking me ‘I hope you are taking care of your health’ was enough to fill me with fresh energy, after a long day at meetings or on a campaign tour,” he said in the letter dated July 24.

“Pranab Da, our political journeys took shape in different political parties. Our ideologies, at times, have been different. Our experiences are also varied. My administrative experience was from my state, whereas you have seen the expanse of our national polity and politics for decades.

“Yet, such is the strength of your intellect and wisdom that we were able to work together with synergy,” Modi said.

The BJP leader praised the Congress veteran and former president for opening the Rashtrapati Bhavan to initiatives and programmes that recognized innovation and the talent of India’s youth.

“You belong to a generation of leaders for whom politics was simply a means to selflessly give back to society. You stand as a great source of inspiration for the people of India. India will always be proud of you, a President who was a humble public servant and an exceptional leader. Your legacy will continue to guide us,” Modi said.

The prime minister said “he and all others would continue to draw strength from Mukherjee’s democratic vision of taking everybody along”.

PM Modi ended the letter by saying, “Thank You once again for your support, encouragement, guidance and inspiration. Thank You for the kind words you said about me at the farewell in Parliament a few days ago.

Rashtrapati Ji, It has been an honour to work with you as your Prime Minister!

Jai Hind.”


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