Republic Day Speech highlights: President Ram Nath Kovind urges citizens to vote during Lok Sabha polls in large numbers

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New Delhi | Updated:Jan 25, 2019 8:17:39 pm

2019 Republic Day Speech highlights by Ram Nath Kovind: President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation on eve of India's Republic Day today.

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President Ram Nath Kovind Republic Day Speech highlights: President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation on eve of India’s Republic Day today. The speech will begin at 7 pm. The address will be broadcast on All India Radio and telecast on all Doordarshan channels in Hindi, which will then be followed by the English version, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said . The broadcast will be telecast in regional languages by Doordarshan’s regional channel. The AIR will also broadcast regional language versions of the President’s speech from 9.30 pm in its respective regional networks, the Rashtrapati Bhawan said in a statement.

Every year, the President’s address to the nation takes place on the eve Republic Day. During the Republic Day parade, the President takes the salute of the military, which is followed by the cultural parade at the Rajpath. This year’s Republic Day chief guest is South African President Cyril Ramaphosac. Earlier today, he visited the Rajghat and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The chief guest will accompany the President to the saluting dais before Republic day parade on Saturday.

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President’s Republic Day Speech highlights

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19:36 (IST)25 Jan 2019
Our Republic’s vision is of reaching democratic goals by democratic means: President Kovind

Our Republic’s vision is of reaching democratic goals by democratic means, pluralistic goals by pluralistic means, enlightened goals by enlightened means, compassionate goals by compassionate means – and constitutional goals by constitutional means, says President Kovind.

19:34 (IST)25 Jan 2019
Our society has shown great regard for those who devote themselves to people’s welfare: President

Our society has shown great regard for those who devote themselves to people’s welfare. Well-intentioned contributions of individuals, of institutions, whether public or private, or for that matter of the govt, must be acknowledged and appreciated, he says

19:33 (IST)25 Jan 2019
Partnerships are enhanced by open communication, honest conversation, he says

Partnerships are enhanced by open communication, honest conversation and unstinted compassion. This is true with members of our families. This is true with sections that have been historically disadvantaged and whose grievances must continue to be addressed, says President Kovind

19:31 (IST)25 Jan 2019
Partnerships are the thread knitting together family, nation and world, says president
19:29 (IST)25 Jan 2019
Best indicator of social change is change towards gender equity, says president

Best indicator of social change in India is change towards gender equity and towards providing equal opportunities to every girl child and every woman. Given the chance, our daughters tend to not just equal but outperform our sons in the classroom : President Kovind

19:27 (IST)25 Jan 2019
Connectivity is bringing us together: President
19:26 (IST)25 Jan 2019
Our country is at a key juncture, says president

Our country is at a key juncture. Decisions and actions of today will shape the India of the remainder of the 21st century. As such, this is not just a once-in-a-generation moment – it is a once-in-a-century moment, says President

19:25 (IST)25 Jan 2019
An election is a collective call to wisdom: President

An election is not just a political exercise. An election is a collective call to wisdom and a collective call to action. It represents a renewal and a recommitment to the goals and hopes of a shared and egalitarian society: President Kovind

19:23 (IST)25 Jan 2019
President on Lok Sabha polls

The ideas and idealism of our democracy will come into full force. Once more voters will deliver their verdict and write their destiny. This year’s election will be the first when voters born in the 21st century will contribute to electing a new Lok Sabha, says President Kovind

19:21 (IST)25 Jan 2019
On November 26, we will mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of our Constitution, says president

On November 26, we will mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of our Constitution. This enlightened and far-reaching document laid the foundations of our Republic. It was the work of men and women of principle & patriotism – the members of the Constituent Assembly: President Kovind

19:20 (IST)25 Jan 2019
This year citizens will get a chance to fulfil an important responsibility: President Kovind

This year, citizens of India will get a chance to fulfil an important responsibility. All of us have to use our voting rights in coming General elections for 17th Lok Sabha.This election will be special as 21st century born voters will vote for the 1st time

19:18 (IST)25 Jan 2019
This Independence Day is important for us in a special way: President

This Independence Day is important for us in a special way. On Oct 2, we'll celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Not only for India, but this anniversary is also an opportunity for entire world to understand,adopt&implement his principles.

19:14 (IST)25 Jan 2019
President urges people tomparticipate in upcoming Lok Dabha polls

During Lok Sabha polls, people of the country must use their rights of votes, keeping in mind our democratic values, says president. He says the upcoming elections is an opportunity for the people to participate, showing their full faith in the electoral process.

19:09 (IST)25 Jan 2019
Mahatma Gandhi epitome of morality: President Ran Math Kovind

In order to bring colonisation to an end, Mahatama Gandhi encouraged the people of not India but also from Asia and Africa to develop self confidence and showed them path of independence. Foe people of country he is epitome of morality: President

19:05 (IST)25 Jan 2019
President wished people on occasion of R-Day

Best wishes to the people of the country on the occasion of the Republic day., says President Ram Nath Kovind while starting his speech,

19:02 (IST)25 Jan 2019
President begins Republic day speech
18:37 (IST)25 Jan 2019
South African president is the chief guest

South African president Cyril Ramaphosac is the chief guest for the Republic Day this year. Earlier today he visited Rajghat and paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. He was also accorded ceremonial guard of honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today.

18:23 (IST)25 Jan 2019
President Ram Nath Kovind to address the nation

President Ram Nath Kovind to address the nation today. His speech will start at 7 pm. The president's speech can be heard in All India Radiona nd Doordarshan channels across the country. His address will first be telecast in Hindi, followed by English and other regional channels.

Tight security arrangements have been made in the national capital Delhi, with the deployment of additional forces at important establishments of Delhi.
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