Urging the President's intervention, Mukherjee to direct the appointment committee to ensure that due process of appointment to NHRC(National Human Rights commission) is followed.NGOs and human rights organisations have petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee against the possible appointment of a BJP leader, Avinash Rai Khanna, as a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, is elected as the President of Catholic Bihop Conference of India(CBCI) in the plenery session held at Pala,Kerala.Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) wishes cardinal best of luck and prays that his eminence new position shall be a great blessings in the lives of many people.
Here is the full text of the President’s speech:
A-Destiny has given us another opportunity to recover what we have lost; we will have no one to blame but ourselves if we falter.
B-lift the nation above and across the abyss; and back on to the road of prosperity
C- The politics of divide and rule has extracted a heavy price on our subcontinent. If we do not work together, nothing ever will work.
D- Rabindranath Tagore said, free from fear; when it has the liberty to roam into spheres unknown; in search of wisdom; and when the people have the fundamental right to propose as well as oppose.