New Delhi: In her address to the nation on the eve of 75th Republic Day, President Droupadi Murmu lauded the inauguration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, deeming it a pivotal moment in India’s rediscovery of its cultural heritage. Emphasizing the temple’s construction following legal procedures and court decisions, she highlighted it as a testament to both faith and trust in the judicial system.
The President also paid homage to the late Karpoori Thakur, recently honoured with the Bharat Ratna, acknowledging his tireless advocacy for social justice. She described him as a remarkable advocate for backward classes, enriching public life through his contributions.
Revering India as the “mother of democracy,” Murmu underscored the nation’s longstanding democratic tradition, predating Western concepts. She urged citizens to seize the opportunity in the early years of Amrit Kaal for transformative contributions to propel the country to new heights.
President Murmu addressed the technological landscape, acknowledging the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning into daily life during the Amrit Kaal era. She highlighted the need to support the youth in exploring new frontiers, emphasizing the removal of obstacles to unleash their full potential.