Text Speeches

Apr 6, 2022

ADDRESS OF THE HON’BLE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, AS CHIEF GUEST, AT THE BICENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE URDU JOURNALISM ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 30, 2022, AT 11.00 AM AT INDIA ISLAMIC CENTRE, NEW DELHI.

(URDU TEXT AS DELIVERED ON URDU JOURNALISM ON MARCH 30, 2022, WAS PUBLISHED IN THE URDU DAILY INQUALAB ON MARCH 30-31, 2022) Isi main hogi khuda se bh[...]

Jan 26, 2022

TEXT OF VIDEO MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF REPUBLIC DAY TO HINDUS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND OTHER ASSOCATIONS ON JANUARY 26, 2022.

Republic Day 2022 in the 75th Year of Independence India gained its Independence from British rule on August 15, 1947. On January 26, 1950 the people [...]

Jan 26, 2022

Gandhi’s Great Pertinence to India

 The Great Pertinence of Gandhi to India in the 75th Year of Its Independence   Gandhi’s Great Pertinence to India Hamid Ansari A thesaurus would[...]

Nov 2, 2021

THE HASHIM ABDUL HALIM MEMORIAL LECTURE DELIVERED BY SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA ORGANISED VIRUTALLY BY THE IRAN SOCIETY ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2021 AT 4.30 PM.

Qand-e-Parsi It is a privilege to be invited to deliver this Memorial Lecture. The late Hashim Abdul Halim sahib was a remarkable personality in terms[...]

Sep 24, 2021

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE LAUNCH OF THE BOOK ‘INDIA – FEDERAL UNION OF STATES’ AUTHORED BY DR. MADHAV GODBOLE ON WEBINAR ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, AT 4.00 PM.

Dr. Madhav Godbole is nothing if not prolific. He produces a tome literally at the drop of a hat. The list of his publications testifies to it; and so[...]

Jun 26, 2021

ADDRESS OF SHRI M.HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE FEDERATION OF AMU ALUMNI, NEW YORK, ORGANISED VIRTUALLY ON JUNE 26, 2021, 2021AT 8.30 PM (IST)

An Unending Mission Assalam–o- Alaikum Tanvir Ahmad sahib, Members of the Committee Aligarians of different vintages in the United States, Ladies an[...]

May 30, 2021

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, ON INDIA AT 2047: 5 BIG CHALLENGES AND 5 BIG IDEAS FOR INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY, ORGANISED VIRUTALLY BY COUNCIL FOR STRATEGIC AND DEFENSE RESEARCH ON MAY 30, 2021 AT 6.00 PM

A keynote address to a new venture on futurology premised on the centenary of our Independence and relating to foreign policy can fairly be dubbed a b[...]

Nov 21, 2020

Shashi Tharoor: The Battle of Belonging

Shashi Tharoor: The Battle of Belonging Here is a passionate plea for an ideal of India, an India taken for granted by generations and now seemingly e[...]

Sep 7, 2020

ADDRESS OF THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE WEBINAR OF THE HINDU UNACADEMY CONFERENCE ON ‘ROLE OF THE ARMED FORCES IN NATION BUILDING’ FOR NDA ASPIRANTS ON AUGUST 14, 2020.

Role of the Armed Forces in Nation Building I speak to you today with an awareness of the gap of almost seven decades between my youth and yours. Yet,[...]

Mar 17, 2020

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK AUTHORED BY SHRI BHALCHANDRA MUNGEKAR ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020, AT 6.00 PM AT CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB, NEW DELHI.

My doctor’s advice was that I should refrain from socialising and therefore refrain from attending today’s function. I was inclined to convey this[...]