1998 Prime Minister - India, Chief Guest
Along with the Government’s power, people’s power is essential. To keep a check on the governmental authority as also to save people from its all consuming instinct. We do not want a society where solely the government would take care of you right from the birth till death. We want a self-reliant society; a society with self-esteem. A government can not create such a society. This can be accomplished through constructive work. There are thousands of such people in the country. Today, we are able to honour only four of them. Actually we are not honouring them, we are honouring ourselves only.
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