THE SCIENTIST, THE DEMOCRATIC AND THE HUMANITARAIN PRESIDENT OF INDIA
The scientist, moreover an apt politician with a humanitarian approach is no more, leaving behind fond memories of uplifting India to the peak of brilliance. It was he who answered the question put forward by the BBC to the top most VIPs of the world stunning them with applauses. The question was “ How will you describe your birthday?”. The answer was so simple from APJ, “it was the only day when my mother laughed seeing me crying”. Yes, it is true. That will be the only day when each mother will laugh out of happiness seeing her baby crying. This was accepted by the BBC as the most worthy answer.
He had a clear vision of how India would be by 2020. It will be one of the commanding nation of the world. His presidential period was full of events including the most disastrous event of Indian history ‘The Gujarat Tragedy’. But the decisions at that crucial time from the Rashtrapathi Bhavan was stern and brilliant to maintain and bring back harmony among people. His life was a single man show. Through high efforts he made the Rashtrapathi Bhavan so near to the people of India. This was a unique feature of this Rashtrapathy, which was different from that of others in this field.
He was the inspiration of the youth around the world. His target was the new generation as they are the holders of the future of each nation. He always stood for religious harmony. Being the 11th President of India, he was always proud to be part of the rich Indian culture. He is no more, but his contributions to the society will reveal his presence eternally.
He said “ A book equals hundreds of good friends, but a good friend eaquals a library.”
As an Indian we should salute him.