With nation, nationalism, and patriotism forming the crux of his highly-anticipated speech at the concluding ceremony of the RSS's Tritiya Varsh Training programme, former president Pranab Mukherjee said India derived its strength from tolerance. Intolerance, he said, would only end up eroding the national identity. Pranab Mukherjee, a lifelong Congressman from the time of Indira Gandhi, had stunned his party with his decision to attend the RSS annual event. Did his message outweigh the power of the images of a former President with RSS chief as the Sangh members took the RSS salute and the RSS flag was hoisted? We debate.