In 1999, Russian president Boris Yeltsin dismissed his prime minister and promoted former KGB officer Vladimir Putin in his place. In December 1999, Yeltsin resigned, appointing Putin president, and he was re-elected in 2004. In April 2005, he made a historic visit to Israel—the first visit there by any Kremlin leader. Putin could not run for the presidency again in 2008, but was appointed prime minister by his successor, Dmitry Medvedev.
Śrī Pranab Mukherjee is the presidential candidate of the ruling Congress Party while the other serious contender of the opposition is Śrī P.A.Sangma who was originally pushed by Naveen Patnaik and later supported by the BJP. Pranab Mukherjee has now got the support of Mulayam Singh (UP) and Bengal.
Ajai Bhambi gives a chart of Śrī Pranab Mukherjee with the date of birth as 1st February 1935 at 5.40’pm Kandi, India 88 E 02′, 23 N 57′.
By Adi Sankaracharya Bhagavatpada
भजे व्रजैकमण्डनं समस्तपापखण्डनं
स्वभक्तचित्तरंजनं सदैव नन्दनन्दनम्।
अनंगरंगसागरं नमामि कृष्णनागरम्॥ १॥
bhaje vrajaikamaṇḍanaṁ samastapāpakhaṇḍanaṁ
svabhaktacittaraṁjanaṁ sadaiva nandanandanam |
anaṁgaraṁgasāgaraṁ namāmi kṛṣṇanāgaram || 1||
विधूतगोपशोचनं नमामि पद्मलोचनम्।
महेन्द्रमानदारणं नमामि कृष्णावारणम्॥ २॥
vidhūtagopaśocanaṁ namāmi padmalocanam |
mahendramānadāraṇaṁ namāmi kṛṣṇāvāraṇam || 2||
व्रजांगनैकवल्लभं नमामि कृष्णदुर्लभम्।
यशोदया समोदया सगोपया सनन्दया
युतं सुखैकदायकं नमामि गोपनायकम्॥ ३।
vrajāṁganaikavallabhaṁ namāmi kṛṣṇadurlabham |
yaśodayā samodayā sagopayā sanandayā
yutaṁ sukhaikadāyakaṁ namāmi gopanāyakam || 3|
सदैव पादपंकजं मदीय मानसे निजं
दधानमुक्तमालकं नमामि नन्दबालकम्।
समस्तगोपमानसं नमामि नन्दलालसम्॥ ४॥
As a natural state of mind, tolerance indicates an ability to coexist with others, to respect alternative points of view, to neither dominate nor be dominated. It suggests both the ability to be yourself as well as allow others that freedom. It is both sturdy individuality and acceptance of other points of view [Life Positive]. Suma Varughese writes that “Differences create gaps, but we need to reap love, not hatred, out of diversity. And to do so, we need to relearn the long forgotten value of tolerance”.