The world now realizes what our sages had said long ago: the global community is but one family; ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’. However, even while the world community needs to fight together against the greatest challenge before humanity, some in our neighborhood tried to carry out their misadventure of expansion, President said.
Coronavirus does not recognize any artificial divisions created by human society: President said.In his speech, President Kovind mentioned the steps taken by the government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc around the world. “This year’s Independence Day celebrations will be restrained as deadly virus has disrupted all activities, and taken huge toll,” he said, and added, “It was a superhuman effort on part of the govt to respond effectively in meeting the challenges due to COVID pandemic.”
President added “The poor section of the society, the daily wage earners have been the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to support them through this phase of a crisis, virus containment-efforts have been supplemented by welfare interventions. By introducing ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana’, the government has enabled crores of people to earn their livelihood, and mitigate the impact of job-loss, dislocation, and disruption caused by the pandemic.”
President praised the doctors and all the health professionals who have been working 24X7 to fight the deadly contagious virus. The nation is indebted to doctors, nurses, and other health workers who have been continuously at the forefront of our fight against this virus. Unfortunately, many of them have lost their lives battling the pandemic. They are our national heroes.
He also praises the armed forces to protect us and thanked them, he added “While the world community needs to fight together against the greatest challenge before humanity, some in our neighbourhood tried to carry out their misadventure of expansion. We are proud of the members of our Armed Forces, paramilitary forces and police personnel who protect the borders and ensure our internal security. The entire nation remembers the sacrifice of the Army soldiers martyred in the Galwan Valley. The bravery of soldiers demonstrated that India is also capable of giving befitting response to any attempt of aggression.”
Besides this, President also addresses the historic construction of Ram mandir “Only ten days ago, construction of the temple at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi began, in Ayodhya. It was indeed a moment of pride for all. People of the country maintained restraint and patience for a long time and reposed unflinching trust in the judicial system. The issue of Ram Janmabhoomi was resolved through judicial process. All concerned parties and the people respectfully accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court and displayed before the world, Indian ethos of peace, non-violence, love and harmony. I congratulate all fellow citizens for their commendable conduct.” he said.
“The National Education Policy (NEP) spells a long term vision with far-reaching impact. Difficult times won’t last, don’t give up working for your dreams.” he aded.
Remembering the time of independence he said “When India won freedom, many predicted that our experiment with democracy will not last long. They saw our ancient traditions and rich diversity as hurdles in democratization of our polity. But we have always nurtured them as our strengths that make the largest democracy in the world so vibrant. India has to continue playing its leading role for the betterment of humanity.” adding to it he further said “The patience and wisdom being demonstrated by all of you in coping with the pandemic has been appreciated all over the world. I am confident that you will continue to maintain caution and act responsibly.”
President also offer a prayer for the well-being of one and all said:
“सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः,सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु, मा कश्चिद् दु:खभाग् भवेत्॥
May all be happy,
May all be free from illness,
May all see what is auspicious,
May no one come to grief.
The message of this prayer for universal well-being is India’s unique gift to humanity.”
President rests his speech by congratulating 74th Independence Day to the people of India.