As India is set to enter the 74th year of becoming a Republic on January 26, 2023, President Droupadi Murmu gave a speech addressing the country on the Republic Day’s eve.
In her message to the nation, President Murmu said that she extends her hearty greetings to all the Indias living in the country and abroad. When we celebrate Republic Day, we celebrate what we have achieved together as a nation.
Watch the President’s address here:
She said that we are all one, and we are all Indians. So many creeds and so many languages have not divided us but united us. That’s why we have succeeded as a democratic republic. This is the essence of India.
India has moved from being a poor and illiterate nation to a confident nation on the world platform. This progress would not have been possible without the guidance from the collective wisdom of the framers of the Constitution, the President said in her speech.
India became fifth largest economy in World
Last year India became the fifth largest economy in the world. This achievement despite a a global backdrop of economic uncertainty. With the help of able leadership and effective struggle, we soon came out of the recession, and resumed our journey of development.
President praises NEP
The National Education Policy (NEP) prepares the learners for the challenges of the 21st century and makes the knowledge based on our civilisation relevant to contemporary life. We can feel proud of our achievements in the field of science and technology. In the field of space technology, India has been one of the few leading countries, she said.
Women empowerment is no longer just a slogan
President Murmu continued her speech, saying that women empowerment and equality between women and men are no longer mere slogans. She said that there was no doubt in her mind that women will make the maximum contribution to shape the India of tomorrow. This vision of empowerment guides the working of the government for the weaker sections, including the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes .
People of tribal community teaching ways of protecting environment
In her speech, Murmu, who is first tribal President of India, gave a special mention to the members of tribal community. She said that the government’s aim was not only to remove obstacles in the lives of tribal people and help them grow, but also to learn from those communities. Tribal communities have many lessons to offer in many areas, from protecting the environment to making society more cohesive.
India is presiding over the G-20 this year.
This year India is presiding over the group of G-20 countries. In line with our ideal of universal brotherhood, we stand for peace and prosperity for all. The chairmanship of the G-20 gives India a very important role in contributing to building a better world.
Global warming big challenge
In the President’s view, global warming and climate change are challenges that need to be addressed urgently. Global temperatures are rising and extreme forms of climate change are visible.