I was a disadvantaged child from a non-educated family, yet I had the advantage of being in the company of great teachers.
When you look at the light bulb above you, you remember Thomas Alva Edison. When the telephone bell rings, you remember Alexander Graham Bell. Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. When you see the blue sky, you think of Sir C.V. Raman.
When a nation is surrounded by weaponized nations, she has to equip herself.
I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.
Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.
I have met 18 million youth, and each wants to be unique.
When I took over as president, I studied the Constitution, and the more I studied it, the more I realised that it does not prevent the president of India from giving the nation a vision. So when I went and presented this vision in Parliament and in legislative assemblies; everyone welcomed it, irrespective of party affiliations.
I was willing to accept what I couldn't change.
If four things are followed - having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance - then anything can be achieved.