The President of India urged the people of India to remember the people behind ushering in the Republic. She highlighted the sacrifice of forces in safeguarding the country.
On the occasion of the 74th Republic Day, the President of India, DroupadiMurmu, conveyed her special appreciation to our jawans who guard our borders and are ready to make any sacrifice for the country. She expressed her gratitude to all the brave soldiers of paramilitary forces and policeforces who provide internal security to their fellow citizens. She said,” India is called the mother of democracy. As a modern Republic, however, we are young. Such a vast and diverse multitude of people coming together as one nation remains unprecedented. We did so with the belief that we are, after all, one, that we are all Indians. We have succeeded as a democratic republic because so many creeds and so many languages have not divided us, they have only united us. That is the essence of India.”
The President remembered all those who shaped the modern Indian mind and also welcomed progressive ideas from abroad, following the Vedic advice. “Let noble thoughts come to us from all directions”. A long and profound thought process culminated in our Constitution. She pointed out, “Our founding document is inspired by the humanistic philosophy of the oldest living civilisation in the world as well as new ideas that emerged in more recent history. ” The President added the nation will always remain grateful to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who headed the Drafting Committee of the Constitution and thus had a critical part in giving it the final shape. She urged the country to remember the role of jurist B.N. Rau, who had prepared the initial draft, and other experts and officers who helped make the Constitution. “We are proud of the fact that the members of that assembly represented all regions and communities of India and that they included 15 women too,” the President said.