KalingaTV News Network
New Delhi: President of India, Ramnath Kovind on Monday called for making of a New India, which must include a compassionate and egalitarian society that does not discriminate on gender or religious background, by 2022.
While addressing the nation on the eve of the 71st Independence Day, Kovind said, as the country will complete 75 years of Independence in 2022, it is our national resolve to attain certain desired milestones for a New India which include a house for every family, power on demand, better roads and telecom, modern railway network, rapid and sustained growth.
Emphasising on education, the President said a compassionate society enriches human capital and equips young people by promoting accessible, affordable and world-class educational institutions. He said the New India must have quality health-care and nutrition.
Kovind stressed on the need to adopt technology to empower people and achieve the goal of poverty elimination in a single generation adding that poverty and new India are not compatible.
He also maintained that the traditionally disadvantaged, SCs, STs or OBCs, minorities, and Divyangs should be the part of national developmental process in a compassionate society.
Lauding the sacrifices of soldiers, police and paramilitary forces, Kovind said their bravery in combating terrorism and crime to keep all safe, often putting their lives at stake, goes well beyond the call of duty and shows an extraordinary degree of selflessness.
The President also urged people to draw inspiration from the brave freedom fighters, many of whom sacrificed their lives for the country. He said there is a need to invoke the same spirit today in the task of nation building.