President Ram Nath Kovind Independence Day 2019 Speech HIGHLIGHTS: Addressing the nation on the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day. President Ram Nath Kovind expressed that the decision to form two new Union territories will benefit the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
President Kovind mentioned several decisions taken by the Cabinet and noted, “It is critical for our key institutions and the policymakers to study and appreciate the message being sent by citizens and to be responsive to the thoughts and wishes of our people.” He also expressed his happiness over the functioning of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the recently concluded Parliament session.
Remembering Mahatma Gandhi, President said, “his vision is relevant even today. He believed that we could use the resources of nature and the environment with discretion.”
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort at 7 am. That will be his first Independence Day address after the BJP returned to power with a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha polls.