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India can be credited to have helped the world discover true potential of democracy: President Murmu
Aug 14, 2022
New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): President Droupadi Murmu, in her maiden address to the nation on eve of Independence Day, said that the makers of modern India enabled each and every adult citizen to participate in the collective process of nation-building and asserted that India can be credited to have helped the world discover the true potential of democracy.“Tomorrow marks the day when we freed ourselves from the shackles of colonial rulers. We bow and celebrate those who made enormous sacrifices to make it possible for us to live in free India,” the President said.“In most other well-established democracies, women had to wage long-drawn struggles to get the right to vote. But India can be credited for have helped the world discover the true potential of democracy. Our daughters are the biggest hope for the nation,” she added.“Many heroes and their struggles were forgotten, especially among peasants and tribals. The government’s decision to observe November 15 as ‘Janajatiya Gaurav Divas’ is welcome as our tribal heroes aren't merely local or regional icons but inspire the entire nation,” she further added.