New Delhi, Sep 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday released Vice President Hamid Ansari’s book ‘Citizen and Society’ at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in presence of Prime Minister.
The book is a collection of lectures delivered by Hamid Ansari ranging from the role of women in a multicultural society, literature, art, the challenges in Indian agriculture to science and technology—Citizen and Society tackles issues with sensitivity and understanding.
“Democracy pays rich dividends if we engage with issues. Vice President has done it with clarity,” said President Pranab.
“India should be proud to be a country of so many dialects and languages, and so many different faiths, living in harmony. All citizens have made a contribution to make this happen,” said PM Modi.
The Vice President also said his ‘effort is to probe diversity of challenges that confront the country.’ He said that an open society like India needs open debate and it must move beyond tolerance and accept diversity. (Inputs from Financial express)