The article which was published on Page 12 on 24th July titled 'Oof Rashtropoti Bhobon' was only an attempt to contribute to the debate regarding the recent Presidential election in India. Neither the publication nor the author had any intention to violate or hurt the feelings of, or to express any disrespect towards, any section of society. We would also like to clarify that the article was not intended to affect harmony among people of different sections of society. If, however, the article carrying the individual opinion of the author has hurt the feelings or sentiments of any reader or section of society, the author and publication sincerely regret it, and apologize. We have great respect for all the states and citizens of our country.