President Pranab Mukherjee on “Historic Visit” to Papua New Guinea

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President Pranab Mukherjee is on official trip to Papua New Guinea (PNG). This is the first time a Indian President is visiting the Papua New Guinea.

During his trip to University of Papua New Guinea President performed various activity.

The teachings of Mahatma Gandhi are still relevant in a world vexed with “intolerance and extremism”, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday as he reminded the international community of the true values of harmonious co-existence and mutual respect.

While addressing the students,Professors and staffs of the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) here, Mr. Mukherjee said the vision and teachings of the Mahatma Gandhi

 “remind humanity of the true values of harmonious co-existence and mutual respect and the need to work together for the equality and freedom of all individuals.”

“Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian nation continues, to this day, to be revered all over the world as a beacon of peace and apostle of non-violence…in a world that is increasingly vexed by intolerance and extremism, the life and message of this great man remain an inspiring example of the power of truth and universal brotherhood,” he said.

Mr. Mukherjee, who is the first Indian President to visit PNG, called his trip “historic.”

JOINT STATEMENT TO THE PRESS ON THE OCCASION OF THE STATE VISIT TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA BY PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE AND HIS EXCELLENCY SIR MICHAEL OGIO, GCL GCMG, KST.J., GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The President Shri Pranab Mukherjee and His Excellency Sir Michael Ogio, GCL GCMG, KST.J., Governor General of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea jointly addressed the Press at Papua New Guinea.

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