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Published On: Sat, Jan 25th, 2020

President Kovind underlines central tenets of democracy—justice, liberty, equalitybbhhh

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President_KovindNEW DELHI: In his customary address to the nation on the eve of 71st Republic Day, President Kovind also said that modern India comprises three organs – Legislature, Executive and Judiciary – which are necessarily interlinked and interdependent.
Stating that the Constitution gave rights to all the citizens of a free democratic nation, President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday also emphasised on the responsibility to always adhere to the central tenets of the democracy – justice, liberty, equality and fraternity.

“It becomes easier for us to follow these constitutional ideals, if we keep in mind the life and values of the Father of our Nation. By doing so, we will be adding a meaningful dimension to our celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji,” Kovind said in his customary address to the nation on the eve of 71st Republic Day,

President Kovind, in his address to the nation on the eve of the 71st Republic Day, stressed on upholding constitutional ideals, saying it is the responsibility of the people of the country to adhere to the tenets of democracy enshrined in the Constitution. President Kovind also said the youth of the country, while fighting for a cause, must never forget “the gift of Ahimsa” given by Mahatma Gandhi to humanity.
“Our Constitution gave us rights as citizens of a free democratic nation, but also placed on us the responsibility to always adhere to the central tenets of our democracy – justice, liberty, equality and fraternity,” he said in his address.
“It becomes easier for us to follow these constitutional ideals, if we keep in mind the life and values of the Father of our Nation. By doing so, we will be adding a meaningful dimension to our celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi ji,” he added.

President Kovind said Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals remain relevant in the country, and his message of truth and nonviolence must be introspected by the masses.  He underscored the importance of strong internal security for the country’s development and praised armed forces for their contribution.
“I have nothing but unreserved praise for our armed forces, paramilitary and internal security forces. Their sacrifices to preserve the integrity and unity of our country present a saga of unparalleled courage and discipline,” he said.
He also praised farmers, doctors, nurses, teachers, scientists, industrial work force and entrepreneurs for “contributing in many other spheres of activity”. Space agency ISRO, which is planning to send a manned mission to space, found special mention the President’s address. “India is proud of the achievements of ISRO,” he said.

 

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