Raghuram Rajan said it is elevating to see young people of diverse faiths march together, Hindus and Muslims arm-in-arm behind our national flag.
Without naming Padukone, he said despite putting attendance at her latest movie, 'Chhapaak' at risk, the actress 'inspires us all to take stock of what is truly at stake.'
He also urged India to join free trade agreements judiciously in order to boost competition and improve domestic efficiency.
Raghuram Rajan spoke after releasing his latest book 'The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind.'
He said the country needs a new generation of reforms to accelerate economic growth. At 5 per cent GDP growth rate, India was witnessing substantial economic slowdown.
Sitharaman said while she is grateful that Rajan did an asset quality review, people should know why the banks are ailing today.
A complaint was filed by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta stating that Dravid has taken a "leave of absence" and not resigned from his position at India Cements.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's plan to sell bonds overseas comes as PM Modi faces shrinking options to raise funds.
India continued to be the fastest growing big economy during 2018 with its GDP rising at above 7 per cent, after having slipped to 6.7 per cent in the previous financial year.
Noting that system has been singularly ineffective in bringing even a single high profile fraudster to book, Rajan said, frauds are different from normal non-performing assets.
Read the complete transcript of Raghuram Rajan's note to Parliamentary Estimates Committee on banking NPAs.
In an interview, Rajan said it was important for the RBI to continue to give signal that it would keep inflation under check.
Rajan also made a case for strengthening the recovery process and distance public sector banks from the government.
No wonder with the opposition using it for political advantage, government spokespersons had been rushing to explain that demonetisation was not a complete failure.
After Pranab Mukherjee in Nagpur, RSS outfit calls former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan for Chicago event
In yet another potentially controversial move, the World Hindu Economic Forum to be organized at Chicago in September this year has Rajan as one of the speakers.