President Ram Nath Kovind hails Idia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive: Addresses Nation on eve of 73rd Republic Day
President Ram Nath Kovind has said that India is better placed today to meet the challenges of the future. He said, the twenty-first century is turning out to be the age of climate change, and India has taken a leadership position on the world stage in showing the way, especially with its bold and ambitious push for renewable energy.
In his address to the nation on the eve of 73rd Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind exhorted that at the individual level, each one of us can remember Gandhiji’s advice and help improve the world around us. The President exuded confidence that inspired by this spirit of universal brotherhood, India and the entire global community will move towards a more equitable and prosperous future.
Spelling out the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the President added that the country has shown an unmatched resolve against the coronavirus. He mentioned that the vaccination drive is progressing at a quick pace in the country and during the pandemic, India has reached out to several other countries with vaccines and other medical help and India’s contribution has also been appreciated by international organizations.
Mr Kovind said, unfortunately, the virus makes a comeback with new mutations. The President cautioned that as the pandemic is still widespread, people must remain alert and not let their guard down. He emphasized that in the fight against COVID pandemic, it has now become a sacred national duty of every citizen to follow the precautions suggested by our scientists and experts and we have to discharge this duty till the crisis is behind us.
Appreciating the role of leadership, policy-makers, administrators, and others at the central and state levels for making timely interventions, the President said that the economy is on the move again. He said, it is a testimony to India’s spirit in the face of adversity that the economy is projected to grow at an impressive rate in this fiscal, after going through contraction last year. He said, this shows the success of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan launched in the previous year.
President Ram Nath Kovind further added that Small and medium enterprises have played an important role in providing employment to people and imparting impetus to the economy. He said, our innovative young entrep