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World has seen new India rising: President Murmu in maiden speech on Independence Day eve

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): President Droupadi Murmu addresses to the Nation on eve of 76th Independence Day, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)Premium
New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): President Droupadi Murmu addresses to the Nation on eve of 76th Independence Day, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

By the year 2047, we will have fully realised the dreams of our freedom fighters. We will have given a concrete shape to the vision of those who, led by Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, drafted the Constitution: Droupadi Murmu

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In her first, President Droupadi Murmu addressed the nation on the eve of the 75th Independence Day. India that gained independence from the British rule in 1947, completes 75 years of freedom.

President Murmu during her address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day said, “We Indians proved skeptics wrong. Democracy not only grew roots in this soil, it was enriched too. India can be credited to have helped world discover true potential of democracy".

President Murmu said that by 2047, when Indian completes 100 years of Independence from the colonial British rule, the nation will have realised the dreams of the freedom fighters.

“By the year 2047, we will have fully realised the dreams of our freedom fighters. We will have given a concrete shape to the vision of those who, led by Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, drafted the Constitution." she said.

Reiterating how India has fared since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, President Murmu said, “World has seen new India rising in recent years, more so after outbreak of Covid-19". “When the world has been battling the economic consequences of the great crisis, India got its act together and is now moving forward. India is among the fastest growing major economies in the world." she added.

The first tribal president of India also praised India's nature of inclusivity and said, “Country's growth is becoming more inclusive and regional disparities too are reducing".

President Dorupadi Murmu in her address said, "The 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' was launched in March 2021 by reviving the memory of Dandi Yatra. That epoch-making movement established our struggle on the world stage. Our festival was started by honoring him. This festival is dedicated to the people of India."

The second female president of India during her speech also said "Gender inequalities are reducing, women are breaking many glass ceilings, "our daughters are the biggest hope for nation", “In most democratic countries, women had to struggle for a long time to get the right to vote. But from the very beginning of our republic, India adopted universal adult suffrage. India’s new-found confidence stems from the spirit of its youth, its farmers, and above all, its women. Our daughters are the biggest hope for the nation. From becoming fighter pilots to space scientists, our daughters are scaling great heights. Today the number of elected women representatives in our Panchayati Raj Institutions is more than fourteen lakhs."

Further she said, “Keyword for India today is compassion for downtrodden, for needy and for those on margin." “ National Education Policy aimed at preparing future generation for next stage of industrial revolution, reconnecting it with heritage." she added.

“The decision of the government to celebrate every 15 November as 'Tribal Pride Day' since last year is welcome. Our tribal superheroes are not just local or regional icons but they are a source of inspiration for the entire nation," the first tribal president said. 

“I request every citizen of the country to know about their fundamental duties, follow them, so that our nation can touch new heights," the first citizen of India appealed to her fellow citizen. She concluded her address to the nation by saying, “I would like to extend Independence Day greetings to the armed forces, to the members of Indian missions abroad, and to the Indian diaspora who continue to make their motherland proud. My best wishes to all of you."

Several cities across the country hosted Tiranga rally on bikes and walking. On 13 August, the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign was flagged off by the Narendra Modi-led Government.

In a bid to colour the nation in the colours of the national flag on the 75th year of independence, the Prime Minister has urged citizen to hoist the national flag at their homes. The public works department in various cities have lit their roads in the tricolour to join the celebration.

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