Work Together for a ‘Compassionate New India by 2022’: Prez Kovind

In his maiden Independence Eve address, Kovind remembered the role of leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru.

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President Ram Nath Kovind today pitched for a partnership between citizens and the government to create a New India by 2022 that is a "compassionate society" and includes the "humanist component integral to the nation's DNA".

In his maiden address to the nation on the eve of the 70th Independence Day, Kovind remembered the role of leaders of Independence struggle including Jawaharlal Nehru. He said the generation that brought us to freedom was diverse which included men and women from all parts of the country and a variety of "political and social thought".

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