NEW DELHI: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday greeted the nation on the eve of Republic Day and called upon citizens to fortify the unity and integrity of nation and build “an inclusive, prosperous, progressive and harmonious India”.
Greeting the nation on the occasion, he said “Our Constitution is a sacred document that acts as our guiding light and moral compass. Today, let us reaffirm our commitment towards the Constitution and the cherished ideals of liberty, equality, fraternity, and justice for all, which formed the bedrock on which this great nation was built.”
“Let us pledge to faithfully discharge our constitutionally mandated Fundamental Duties and be responsible citizens who will be proactive partners in the nation’s development,” his message said.
He paid rich tributes to freedom fighters and to those heroic men and women who laid down their lives for the cause of independence for this country.
As India assumed a greater role in this contemporary world on the strengths of a modern economy, progressive society, and diverse and vibrant cultural ethos, he urged the people to solemnly resolve that the nation would remain united to overcome emerging challenges together and forge ahead on its development journey.
“Let this Republic Day further fortify the unity and integrity of this vast and diverse nation. Let this strong bond of unity of purpose be the driving force of all our endeavors to build an inclusive, prosperous, progressive, peaceful and harmonious nation,” the message added. (AGENCIES)