India is developing day-by-day and there are lot many things that have been changed in the past so many years. But with some changes which are happening for good and progressing there are many things which need to be changed.
On the special occasion of 72nd Independence Day, the President of India Ramnath Kovind delivered a beautiful speech.
India was currently on the cusp of accomplishing some much-anticipated objectives like universal access to electricity, eliminating open defecation, homelessness, and poverty, among others.
The President also remembered the Father of India, Mahatma Gandhi's mantra that the power of ahimsa was greater than the power of hinsa.
Mr Kovind covered many issues in his long speech and said that women were entitled to a life of their choice and security to fulfill their potential, either as “sheet anchors in our families or critical entrants to institutions of higher learning and workforce”.
He stated, “The choice is theirs; as a nation and as a society we must ensure that they have the right and the ability to exercise that choice."
Mr. Kovind said that each citizen of India who did not jump the line and regarded the civic space and privileges of those ahead in the line satisfied the standards of the nation's freedom struggle.
“It's a very small gesture. Let us try and abide by it."
The President said that every Indian – from the farmers giving food security to the nation's armed and police forces guarding the border, and guaranteeing peace – who does his or her activity with sincerity and dedication was maintaining the standards of the freedom struggle.
Ramnath Kovind lastly said, "I am gratified by the idealism and the passion of our young people. There is a spirit to achieve something for oneself, for one’s family, for wider society and for our country. This is the most moral education we can wish for. The outcome of education is not merely a degree or a diploma, but the commitment to help improve the life of another in a way that is sustainable. This is empathy and fraternity in action. This is the Indian spirit. This is India, because India belongs to the people of India – not just to the Government."