Founders of the Structure gave us a map and ethical framework, the duty of “walking that path remains our responsibility”, President Droupadi Murmu said in her address to the nation on the eve of 74th Republic Day on January 25.
She mentioned the founding doc is impressed by the humanistic philosophy of the oldest dwelling civilization on this planet in addition to new concepts that emerged in newer historical past.
“The nation will always remain grateful to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who headed the Drafting Committee of the Constitution, and thus had a critical part in giving it the final shape. On this day, we should also remember the role of jurist B.N. Rau, who had prepared the initial draft, and other experts and officers who helped in the making of the Constitution,” she mentioned.
The President mentioned the nation is happy with the truth that the members of that meeting represented all areas and communities of India and that they included 15 girls too.
“Their vision, as enshrined in the Constitution, has been continuously guiding our Republic. During this period, India has been transformed from a largely poor and illiterate nation into a confident nation marching on the world stage,” she mentioned.
The President mentioned the transformation wouldn’t have been doable however for the “collective wisdom of the Constitution makers” guiding our path.
“While Babasaheb Ambedkar and others gave us a map and a moral framework, the task of walking that path remains our responsibility. We have largely remained true to their expectations, and yet we realize that much remains to be done to realize Gandhiji’s ideal of ‘Sarvodaya’, the upliftment of all. Yet, the progress we have made on all fronts is encouraging,” she mentioned.
The President mentioned such an enormous and various multitude of individuals coming collectively as one nation stays unprecedented.
“We did so with a belief that we are, after all, one; that we are all Indians. We have succeeded as a democratic republic because so many creeds and so many languages have not divided us, they have only united us. That is the essence of India,” she mentioned.
Ms. Murmu mentioned that essence was on the coronary heart of the Structure, which has withstood the check of time.
“The Constitution that started governing the life of the Republic was the outcome of the Freedom Struggle. The national movement, led by Mahatma Gandhi, was as much about winning Independence as about rediscovering our own ideals,” she mentioned.
These a long time of wrestle and sacrifice “helped us win freedom” not solely from colonial rule but additionally from the imposed values and slender world-views, she mentioned.
“Revolutionaries and reformers joined hands with visionaries and idealists to help us learn about our age-old values of peace, brotherhood and equality.
“Those that formed the trendy Indian thoughts additionally welcomed progressive concepts from overseas, following the Vedic recommendation…Let noble ideas come to us from all instructions. A protracted and profound thought course of culminated in our Structure,” she said.
G20 best platform to debate international warming, local weather change: President Murmu
G20 is a perfect platform to debate and discover options to “most pressing” issues akin to international warming and local weather change which have an effect on the poor most, Ms. Murmu mentioned.
The President mentioned after a sequence of initiatives lately to remodel all points of governance and unleash the inventive energies of individuals, the world has began to take a look at India with a brand new sense of respect.
“Our interventions in various world forums have started making a positive difference. The respect that India has earned on the world stage has resulted in new opportunities as well as responsibilities,” she mentioned.
President Murmu mentioned India holds the Group of 20 (G20) presidency this yr, which is a chance to advertise democracy and multilateralism and the best discussion board for shaping a greater world and a greater future.
“Under India’s leadership, I am sure, G20 will be able to further enhance its efforts to build a more equitable and sustainable world order,” she mentioned.
The President mentioned G20 represents about two-thirds of the world inhabitants and round 85% of the worldwide GDP, and it is a perfect discussion board to debate and discover options for international challenges.
“To my mind, global warming and climate change are the most pressing among them. Global temperatures are rising and incidents of extreme weather are increasing… Unfortunately, the poor bear the brunt of global warming more than others,” she mentioned.
The President mentioned that India is confronted with the dilemma of lifting increasingly individuals out of poverty which is feasible by way of financial development however that additionally comes from fossil fuels.
She mentioned one of many options to the conundrum is selling the usage of different power sources.
“India has taken a commendable lead in this direction by giving a policy push to solar energy and electric vehicles. At the global level, however, emerging economies need a helping hand from advanced nations in the form of technology transfer and financial support,” Ms. Murmu mentioned.
Ms. Murmu, the primary President of the tribal group, mentioned to steadiness improvement and the surroundings, we’ve got to take a look at the traditional traditions with a brand new perspective.
“We need to reconsider our basic priorities. The scientific aspects of traditional life values have to be understood. We must, once again, rekindle that respect for nature and humility before the vast universe,” she mentioned.
The President mentioned Mahatma Gandhi was a real prophet of our instances, as he foresaw the calamities of indiscriminate industrialisation and cautioned the world to fix its methods.