India is a land of plenty inhibited by poverty; India has an enthralling, uplifting civilization that sparkles not only in our magnificent art, but also in the enormous creativity and humanity of our daily life in city and village.

-Pranab Mukherjee
Pranab Mukherjee

I have seen vast, perhaps unbelievable, changes during the journey that has brought me from the flicker of a lamp in a small Bengal village to the chandeliers of Delhi.

Pranab Mukherjee
No problems are ever resolved by violence. It only aggravates the pain and the hurt on every side.
Pranab Mukherjee

The Navy and the Air Force have already provided the data on the number of Muslims they have and we are taking up the survey in the Army, which had no such data till now.

Pranab Mukherjee
The government of India and the government of Jammu and Kashmir are determined to ensure that every Kashmiri lives with dignity having equal rights and equal opportunities.
Pranab Mukherjee

Redeployment is a regular exercise undertaken after a review of the situation in the state. Last year we reduced troops voluntarily.

Pranab Mukherjee
I personally believe that the office of the President of India is not to be sought. It is to be offered.
Pranab Mukherjee

The Cabinet has given the approval for promulgation of National Commission for Minority Education.

Pranab Mukherjee
There is no humiliation more abusive than hunger.
Pranab Mukherjee

I feel that when the reforms in UN take place and the Security Council will be expanded in the permanent membership category, India will have a place, I hope so, but first it is to be expanded.

Pranab Mukherjee
The invention of the concept of sustainable human development and that of so-called human security, as opposed to territorial security of nation- states, and its promotion by the UN is in clear contradiction to all that we, the Group of 77, and the UN Charter itself consider inalienable, namely national sovereignty and security.