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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[...]

Sep 27, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GURU NANAK DEVJI’S LIFE, PHILOSPHY AND LEGACY AT MATA SUNDARI COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 AT 10.00 AM.

I accepted the invitation of the College for an occasion when saner counsels should have propelled me to be a listener rather than a speaker. The subj[...]

Sep 11, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK TITLED KASHMIR : LAND OF REGRETS AUTHORED BY SHRI MOOSA RAZA AT THE INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2019, AT 7.00 PM

The date of this evening’s function is accidental; the imagery is not. Yesterday was Muharram, observed with piety and fervour by many segments of o[...]

Jul 31, 2019

TALK DELIVERED BY SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, TO THE COURSE TRAINEES AT THE NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE ON ‘WE AND OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD : SECURITY AND REGIONAL COOPERATION’ ON JULY 31, 2019, AT 10.30 AM

We and Our Neighbourhood: Security and Regional Cooperation I thank Vice Admiral Srikant, and the Senior Directing Staff of the College for inviting m[...]

Jul 19, 2019

FAKHRUDDIN ALI AHMED MEMORIAL LECTURE ON THE THEME ‘SINS AND SINNERS : WHERE DID IT GO WRONG?’ BY SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA ON FRIDAY 19TH JULY, 2019 AT 6.00 PM AT AIWAN-E-GHALIB, NEW DELHI

Sins and Sinners: Where Did It Go Wrong? Yaad-e-maazi azaab hai yaa Rab Cheen lo mujh se hafiza mera (Recollecting the past is a torment, O God, take [...]

Jun 29, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, HON’BLE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK ‘WHO IS BHARAT MATA’ AUTHORED BY PROF. PURUSHOTTAM AGRAWAL ON JUNE 29, 2019, AT 7.00 PM AT JAWAHAR BHAVAN, NEW DELHI

At a time when studied forgetfulness has reached epidemic proportions, a diligent exercise of recalling the life and times of an iconic personality in[...]