New Delhi, Sep 4, 2016: Describing the life story of former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde as a “shining example of an empowering, enabling and progressive democratic India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that his cabinet colleague is an “inspiration” and a “shining example” of success for millions.
The President, was speaking at the 75th birthday celebration of the senior Congress leader at his native town Solapur in western Maharashtra, said that by overcoming the odds of an extremely humble background and various handicaps without bitterness, Shinde held highest positions in the country.
“This shows his steely mind, single-mindedness, courage and determination. His story is the story of India. India too has overcome many difficulties backwardness, illiteracy, disease and ignorance. It is the shining example of the success of Indian democracy. We must celebrate this strength. Shinde stands out as an inspiration for millions in our country,” Mukherjee added.