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#President urges award receivers to cherish and value the awards #Intolerance #PranabMukherjee

NEW DELHI/INDIA, 10NOV09 - Minister of Finance Pranab Mukherjee in the Plenary Session Post-Crisis Economic Order: How Can Free Market and control be Balanced? Participants captured during the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit 2009 held in New Delhi, 8-10 November 2009. 

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President Pranab Mukherjee today urged writers and other intellectuals to value the awards and not overrun with emotions. While giving away awards of PTI to journalists and photographers, he said that these prestigious awards are public recognition of their talent, merit and hard work. Referring to the incidents of returning of awards over “growing intolerance”, he said that sensitive minds do get disturbed by incidents in the society, but expression of concern over such incidents must be balanced. He also pointed out that freedom of press is guaranteed by the Constitution as a fundamental right and that the spirit of law must always remain a living reality.

 

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