‘Compilation of Pranab’s convocation addresses soon’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jul 2017 09:05:17



CONVOCATION addresses delivered by President Pranab Mukherjee will be compiled and published by the HRD ministry in a ‘guru dakshina’ to him, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.

Felicitating Mukherjee, who was a teacher before plunging into politics in 1969, on the occasion of ‘Guru Purnima’, Javadekar said his life was an “exemplary” record of calibre, capacity and conduct. He said Mukherjee represented all the teachers in the country.

“By felicitating Mukherjee, we are honouring all the teachers of this country,” the human resource development minister said. At the inauguration of three digital initiatives in the education sector -- Swayam, Swayam Prabha and National Academic Depository, Javadekar presented a small bag to Mukherjee containing a slate and stationery.