Published On : Sat, Aug 14th, 2021

Independence Day Is Festival Of Freedom For Us, Says President Kovind in His Address to Nation

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation on the eve of 75th Independence Day on Saturday, and said it is a festival of freedom for all Indians. In his address to the nation, President Kovind said the dream of freedom was realized through the struggle of many generations of known and unknown freedom fighters. He also bowed in respect to the pious memory of those brave martyrs

Independence Day is a festival of freedom for us. Our dream of freedom was realized through the struggle of many generations of known and unknown freedom fighters. They made great sacrifices. I bow in respect to the pious memory of those brave martyrs,” President Kovind said.

Addressing the nation on the eve of the Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said the Covid-19 pandemic is not yet over and appealed the people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. The President added that at present, vaccine is the biggest protection that we have against Covid-19. “Our experience of the pandemic has taught that we still need to take precautions,” he said.

President Kovind said while the intensity of the pandemic has come down, but the coronavirus has not yet gone away. “We are yet to come out of the devastating effects of its recurrence this year.”

“I appreciate the hard work done by our doctors, nurses, health workers and other Corona warriors. Their service helped the country to control the second wave of Covid-19,” he said.

Appreciating the role of health workers during the pandemic, President Ram Nath Kovind said the country can take solace from the fact that more lives have been saved than the lives lost.

“It was our collective determination to overcome the challenge that helped us see the weakening of the second wave. Once again, our corona warriors, the doctors, nurses and health workers, the administrators, and others, risked everything to contain the impact of the second wave,” he said.