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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 28.03.2014

The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a book "Hashiye Se Mukhyadhara Tak” written by Shri Jagannath Pahadia, Governor of Haryana at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (March 28, 2014). The President received the book from Dr. Karan Singh, MP (Rajya Sabha) and Chairman, ICCR who formally released it.

Speaking on this occasion, the President stated that Shri Pahadia had the privilege of witnessing the unfolding of the story of the Indian Republic and how democracy had taken its roots in India. As soon as he crossed the minimum bar of eligibility in terms of age i.e. 25 years, Shri Pahadia entered the second Lok Sabha. He said that the total objectivity with which Shri Pahadia has described the unfolding of events in his autobiography is remarkable. He further stated that the capability, commitment and great humility that Shri Pahadia has displayed in the course of his life is a great lesson for all of us. He congratulated Shri Pahadia on his accomplishment and wished him a long, healthy and eventful life.

This release issued at 1330 hrs