Pranab Mukherjee who retired from his duties as the President of India on July 25 took to Twitter to share a letter that was given to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his last day at the office. Mukherjee shared a post along with two images of the letter and said, “On my last day in office as the President, I received a letter from PM @narendramodi that touched my heart! Sharing with you all.” PM Narendra Modi was quick to respond to the emotional post shared by Former President Pranab Mukherjee, he replied by saying, “Pranab Da, I will always cherish working with you. @CitiznMukherjee”
Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee also commented on the emotional gesture by PM Narendra Modi. She took to Twitter and shared a post saying, “Thanks, @narendramodi sir from a daughter????But as a worker of INC, I’ll criticise ur govt’s anti-people policies. That’s d beauty of democracy????.”
Here are some snippets of the letter that was given to Pranab Mukherjee by PM Modi-
Dear Pranab Da,
“As You begin a new phase of your distinguished journey, I cannot but express my profound sense of admiration and gratitude for your immense contribution to the nation, particularly as President of India over the last five years. You have inspired us with your simplicity, high principles and exemplary leadership.
Three years ago, I came to New Delhi as an outsider. The task before me was huge and challenging. In these times, you have always been a father figure and a mentor to me. your wisdom, guidance and personal warmth have given me greater confidence and strength.”
Post by Pranab Mukherjee-
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) August 3, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi then goes on to talk about his political journey along side Pranab Mukherjee and said, “You stand as a great source of inspiration for the people of India.”
Post by PM Narendra Modi-
Pranab Da, I will always cherish working with you. @CitiznMukherjee https://t.co/VHOTXzHtlM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 3, 2017
Here is what Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee tweeted-
Thanks @narendramodi sir from a daughter????But as a worker of INC, I’ll criticise ur govt’s anti-people policies.That’s d beauty of democracy???? https://t.co/JpFGxuOUkP
— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) August 3, 2017
PM Modi ended the letter by saying, ” Your legacy will continue to guide us. We will continue to draw strength from your democratic vision of taking eveerone along, which you have developed over a long and illustrious public life. As you enter a new phase of your life, I convey my best wishes for your future endeavours.
Thank You once again for your support, encouragement, guidance and inspiration. Thank You for the kind words you said about me at the farewell in Parliament a few days ago.
Rashtrapati Ji, It has been an honour to work with you as your Prime Minister!