By Shahnaz Husain
It’s a unhappy day for India! Our former President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, an eminent statesman and chief, has handed away. His rules and integrity won’t ever be forgotten. For me, it evoked recollections of the time after we skilled his humility and his nice compassion for individuals who are much less lucky.
On March 28th, 2014, it was a dream come true for the blind college students of Shasight, which is our free magnificence coaching course for the visually impaired. They had been invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to obtain blessings from the then President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, after they efficiently accomplished their Skilled Magnificence Diploma Course.
The President met the Shasight college students within the stunning Mughal Gardens. He shook palms with every scholar, blessed them and gave every of them goodies. They had been overwhelmed by the heat of his greetings. His curiosity of their welfare and his affection confirmed his compassionate nature. Later, the scholars, together with Shahnaz Husain and different members of the group, had been served lavish snacks contained in the corridor. The hospitality and heat that the scholars skilled will at all times be a wonderful reminiscence. In truth, whereas leaving Rashtrapati Bhavan, Ranjit Singh, one of many blind college students, mentioned, “It’s a nice day for us. I’ll at all times keep in mind it. We touched the President of India. We knew he was standing in entrance of us, however we couldn’t see him. We skilled every little thing with our hearts.” Certainly, it’s a day that the scholars are certain to cherish at all times.
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has mentioned, “As India’s President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee made Rashtrapati Bhavan much more accessible to frequent residents. He made the President’s home a centre of studying, innovation, tradition, science and literature.”