Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's speech inspired me to draft mine: Pranab Mukherjee
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Paying homage to Netaji, he said, "This great son's life was nothing short of sacrifice and service...Perhaps in many centuries we may not have one like him".
The President also praised the Netaji Research Bureau, and the contribution of Netaji's nephew Sisir Bose, to bring different aspects of the life and facts of Netaji.
On the occasion, Bose's daughter Anita Pfaff presented Mukherjee a copy of the Bengali version of Sugata Bose's book 'His Majesty's Opponent'. Anita remarked that very few people were so lovingly remembered by their countrymen as her father.
Pfaff said it would be better if India and Pakistan, locked in a war of words over tension in LoC, spent their money more productively on education and healthcare rather than on producing nuclear weapons.
"All the money that is spent on all sorts of armament projects like production of n-arms... If they had put this money) into education, healthcare, then certainly it would have been more beneficial to the population of India and Pakistan," she said.
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