Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden Budget had an urdu couplet and a quote from Chanakya’s Arthshastra.(BJP / Twitter)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden Budget had an urdu couplet and a quote from Chanakya’s Arthshastra.(BJP / Twitter)

Budget 2019: Urdu couplet, Chanakya’s Arthshastra in Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden Budget

Budget 2019: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting her maiden Budget in Lok Sabha, quoted from Chanakya’s Arthshastra and an urdu couplet.
New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 08:02 PM IST

The Parliament on Friday echoed with a couplet and a quote from Kautilya’s ‘arthshastra’ when finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden Budget in the Lok Sabha.

“Yakeen ho toh koi rasta nikalta hai, hawa ki ot kar bhi chiraag jalta hai” (You find ways somehow if you have faith. The lamp burns bright even in gushing wind), she said reciting a couple which was received with appreciation by members.

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Affirming faith in the budget presented by her, Sitharaman asserted that Chankaya neeti says “Kaarya purusha kare na lakshyam sampa dayate”. (With determined human efforts the task will surely be completed.

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She further opined that her government’s objective has been and continues to be “mazboot desh ke liye, mazboot nagrik” (strong citizen for a strong country).

Breaking the tradition of carrying a briefcase to the Parliament for presenting the Budget, she posed outside the House with a ledger book instead.

This is the 89th Union Budget.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)

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