On the eve of the 75th Republic Day of India, President Smt.Draupadi Murmu gave a speech addressing the nation in 42.05sec. video which is available on YouTube on the official channel of the President of India. Here are the 20 key highlights of the speech:
Proud Moment: Even after facing so much as a country here we are Celebrating the 75th Republic Day, marking a historic milestone in India’s journey.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: As we celebrated the 75th Independence Day of India with the theme of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, in which we highlighted the different cultures and diversity of our citizens, I want citizens to celebrate the Republic Day with the same excitemen.
Day of Constitution: Highlighting the significance of Republic Day as the celebration of the Constitution which emphasizes the theme of democracy.
Constitutional Framing: Recognizing the efforts of the Constituent Assembly in framing the Constitution after India gained independence in 1947.
Fundamental Duties: Urging people to follow the Constitution’s list of fundamental duties to advance the nation.
Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings: On this Republic Day, President Drapadhi Murmu emphasized the importance of remembering Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings. Gandhi’s principles of non-violence, truth, and duty were highlighted as guiding ideals for the nation, reinforcing the commitment to uphold these values in the pursuit of a just and inclusive society.
Tribute to Karpoori Thakur: Paying tribute to Shri Karpoori Thakur, a champion of social justice.
Global Recognition: Reflecting on India’s achievements on the global stage, including hosting the G20 Summit and the success of Chandrayaan-3.
Gender Equality: Stressing the importance of women’s empowerment through the enactment of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam and the Women’s Reservation Bill.
India on Space: Recognising the accomplishments of India in space exploration, such as Aditya L1 and the impending Gaganyaan mission.
Welfare Initiatives: Discuss inclusive development, with a focus on welfare schemes, housing, education, and healthcare.
Sports Achievements: Expressing Proud feelings for India’s successes in the Asian and Paralympic Games.
Global Conflicts: Expressing concern over global conflicts and advocating for non-violence as a means to resolve conflicts.
Environmental Consciousness: Emphasising India’s role in promoting renewable energy and launching the ‘LiFE Movement’ for an environment-conscious lifestyle.
Technological Developments: Taking note of the quick advancements in technology and realising that young people need help taking advantage of chances.
Equality of Opportunity: Stating the importance of providing equal opportunities for the youth to unleash their full potential.
Gratitude to Farmers, Labourers, and Armed Forces: Acknowledging the contributions of farmers, labourers, and the Armed Forces to the nation’s progress.
Grateful to the Judiciary and Civil Services: Sending out greetings of The Republic Day to the members of the diplomatic corps serving abroad, acknowledging the significant role played by the judiciary, and expressing gratitude to the diaspora community for their contributions.
Call to Serve the Nation: Encouraging dedication to serving the nation and fellow citizens in every possible way.