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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[...]

Feb 29, 2020

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT SEMINAR ORGANISED BY KHWAJA AHMED ABBAS MEMORIAL TRUST, AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI ON FEBRUARY 29, 2020, AT 10.30 AM

It is unusual but nevertheless pleasing to be invited once again by the Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Trust to share my thoughts on that remarkable personality. [...]

Jan 19, 2020

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE4-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK ‘HUMAN DIGNITY: A PURPOSE IN PERPETUITY’ AUTHORED BY SHRI ASHWANI KUMAR ON JANUARY 19, 2020, AT 6.00 PM AT THE INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI

In the game of cricket, the primary task of the opening batsmen is to stay at the crease long enough to allow the shine of the new ball to wear off, s[...]