Life is like the journey of a sailing ship. If it weren’t for small turbulences, the ship would never realize its true potential. I hope the challenges of each day make you a stronger person. Good morning.
Tonight, you will want to feel accomplished. So, rise now and bravely enter the challenges of the day.
Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future.
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
India has a legitimate right to becoming a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.
Let no one challenge India’s secularism.
Creative universities are bedrock of every developed nation’s S&T strategy.
We need to convert the extraordinary goodwill between India and Russia into a thriving, visible, vigorous, and mutually beneficial economic relationship.
We, the Indians, as Guru of the Nations: yes, I believe in that.
I dream of an India that is prosperous, strong, and caring. An India, that regains a place of honour in the comity of great nations.
We have given up office, but not our responsibility to serve the nation. We have lost an election, but not our determination.
India has the sanction of her own past glory and future vision to become strong – in every sense of the term.
The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India.
Our nuclear scientists and engineers have done a splendid job, and naturally, the entire nation has risen to salute their professional excellence, discipline, and patriotism.
Neither India nor Russia perceives a threat from the strength of the other. Each sees a benefit for itself in the increased political and economic strength of the other.
I have a vision of India: an India free of hunger and fear, an India free of illiteracy and want.
If India is not secular, then India is not India at all.
I believe that democracy is the best guarantor for peace and cooperation among nations.
Our aim should be to make India a global R&D hub.