The common man’s President

August 26 2013

Pranab Mukherjee may well have reached Raisin Hill, but he has kept his heart, mind and the doors of Rashtrapati Bhavan open for the average Indian. He wants to maintain his image as the common man’s President just like APJ Abdul Kalam had, in the past. A naval officer from Indian Navy, who made the journey from Goa to Mumbai wanted to organise an event in recognition of those from the Indian Navy and wanted a few brave naval officers to be rewarded for their bravery by the Navy Chief. But the offer was turned down by the Navy Chief. The sailor then approached the Vice Admiral but was turned down there, too. Then he tried connecting with the State Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, but the chief minister’s office, too, gave his busy schedule as an excuse. Then on a whim, he wrote a letter to the respected President of India, who immediately accepted the invite. Now according to the protocol, everyone from the Naval Chief to the state chief minister had to be present for the event.

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