Thursday, August 14, 2014

#President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day 2014

Highlights of the President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the nation:-
  • Nearly one-third of our population still lives below the poverty line
  • The benefits from economic development must percolate down to the poorest of the poor
  • We must defend our secular fabric with vigour.
  • By the end of the Twelfth Five Year Plan, we would have achieved a literacy rate of eighty per cent
  • Our security and foreign policies must combine the steel of strength with the velvet of diplomacy
  • Sidhir Bhavati Karmaja which means, success is born of action. Now is the time for action!
  • India represents the values that reject extremism in all its manifestations
  • Our Constitution, the great national asset is becoming increasingly vulnerable to rash excess
  • Intolerance and violence is a betrayal of the letter and spirit of democracy
  • India Indians know that progress, economic or social, is difficult without peace
  • Poverty is not a mere statistic. It has a face which becomes unbearable when it scars the visage of a child
  • Take responsive administration to the door step of every hut and habitation in the land.
  • Should not our courts of law become temples of justice?This calls for collective action by all stakeholders
  • Clean environment breeds clean thoughts
  • We must nurture nature, so that nature continues to nurture us
  • Across parts of Asia and Africa, attempts being made by radical militias to create a geo for theocratic ideology