Republic Day 2023: President Droupadi Murmu address to the nation | LIVE

Jan 26, 2023

Republic Day 2023: President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday addresses the nation on the eve of the 74th Republic Day, her maiden speech on the occasion. She called the country-- "a mother of democracy".

"Most sectors of the economy have shaken off pandemic effects. Timely and proactive interventions from the government have made India one of the fastest-growing major economies," said President Droupadi Murmu. 

She underscored that by implementing the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana' announced in March 2020, the Government ensured food security for poor families at a time when the country was facing economic disruption in the wake of the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19.

"G20 ideal forum to discuss and find solutions for global challenges like climate change. G20 Presidency is an opportunity to promote democracy and multilateralism and the right forum for shaping a better world," she said.

"We have reasons to be proud of our achievements in the domain of science and technology. The 'Gaganyaan' program to carry Indian astronauts into space is in progress. This will be India’s maiden human space flight," she underscored.