President Murmu says India’s hope rests on daughters


President Draupadi Murmu said that our daughters are the biggest hope for the nation. From becoming fighter pilots to space scientists, our daughters are scaling great heights.

While addressing the nation in her first Independence day eve speech, the President said, India’s new-found confidence stems from the spirit of its youth, its farmers, and above all, its women. Gender inequalities are reducing and women are moving ahead, breaking many glass ceilings. Their increasing participation in social and political processes will prove decisive. At the grassroots level, we have more than 14 lakh elected women representatives in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

President Murmu called upon Indians to work with the spirit of ‘Nation First’ saying that it is bound to reflect in every decision and every sector.

“As all of us celebrate the anniversary of that day, we bow to all those men and women who made enormous sacrifices to make it possible for us to live in a free India,” she added.

Praising the government’s efforts for celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, ‘Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan’, Murmu said The Indian tricolours are fluttering in every nook and corner of the country. Great martyrs would have been thrilled to see the spirit of the Independence Movement coming alive again on such a massive scale.