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President Ram Nath Kovind Began His First Address To The Nation On The Eve Of 71st Independence Day.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 14 Aug 2017, 08:22:47 PM
President Ram Nath Kovind to address nation shortly

New Delhi:

President Ram Nath Kovind began his first address to the nation on the eve of 71st Independence Day. He urged people to share their responsibility in nation building. 

Here are the live updates:

# If we follow Buddha’s teachings, we can collectively be the 125 crore lamps that light up the path to a New India 

# I would urge you, as fellow nation builders, to help educate less-privileged children in our society

# On PM's appeal more than 1 Cr families voluntarily gave up LPG subsidy so that a gas cylinder could reach kitchen of a poorer family

# We should work with unity, purpose to ensure that benefits of govt policies reach all sections of society

#The Tokyo Olympics of 2020 offer another opportunity for us to raise our standing in the world’s eyes

#Police & paramilitary forces that brave death to combat terrorism or crime are not just doing their duty, but they are displaying an extra degree of selflessness

#New India must include that integral humanist component that is in our DNA, & which has defined our country and our civilization

# We should pay special attention to our divyang brothers and sisters.

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# It is responsibility of each one of us to promote sense of pride in paying taxes.

#It is our national pledge to achieve important goals to make a 'New India'

# I am happy that the nation has accepted GST happily  

There is no place for poverty in 'New India'

# It is responsibility of each person to create  opportunity of development 

# It is our responsibility to make nation ODF 

# Govt can make, implement & strengthen laws but it is everyone's duty to abide by them

# Govt has started Swachch Bharat campaign but it is the duty of each one of us to keep the nation clean

# It is time that we must take inspiration from those who gave their lives for the nation and move forward

# Nehru, Ambedkar's contribution cannot be forgotten 

# I salute to Bhagat Singh, Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqullah Khan for their freedom struggle 

# Gandhiji's thoughts are still live 

#We are indebted to those who laid down their lives for our independence

# I congratulate the people of nation on the eve of Independence Day

The address was broadcast kicked off at 7 pm on the national network of All India Radio (AIR) and it was broadcast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version. 

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First Published : 14 Aug 2017, 06:55:47 PM