New Delhi | President Draupadi Murmu, in her first address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day, talked about India’s vibrant democracy, the success story of COVID vaccines, self-reliant India and the growth of the country’s economy after the pandemic. The President said on Sunday that it is a cause for celebration not only for all of us but also for every advocate of democracy around the world.
“When India gained independence, there were many international leaders and experts who were skeptical about the success of the democratic form of government in India. They had their reasons to be suspicious. In those days, democracies were economically advanced nations. India, after so many years of exploitation at the hands of foreign rulers, was marked by poverty and illiteracy. But we Indians proved the skeptics wrong. In this soil, not only did democracy take its roots, but it also prospered. Hui.”
Murmu said that the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is dedicated to the people of India.
He said, “Based on the success achieved by the people, the resolve to build a ‘Self-reliant India’ is also a part of this festival. Citizens of all age groups have eagerly participated in the events organized across the country.”
Talking about the success story of the vaccine, the President said, “The world has seen the rise of a New India in recent years, especially after the outbreak of COVID-19. Our response to the pandemic is appreciated everywhere. We launched the largest vaccination campaign in human history with indigenously manufactured vaccines.”
“Last month, we crossed the 200 crore mark in vaccine coverage. In tackling the pandemic, our achievements have been better than in many developed countries. For this achievement, we thank our scientists, doctors, nurses, paramedics and immunization staff. Grateful to.”
The President said that the pandemic has also devastated lives and economies all over the world.
“While the world is grappling with the economic consequences of the great crisis, India acted together and is now moving forward. India is one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world. India’s start-up eco-system in the world The success of start-ups in our country, especially the growing number of unicorns, is a shining example of our industrial progress.”
“Government and policy-makers deserve credit for helping the economy thrive and beat the global trend. During the past few years, there has been unprecedented progress in the development of physical and digital infrastructure,” he said.