We are uncivilised if we can’t protect women, kids: Prez Mukherjee
New Delhi: In his address to the nation on the eve of the 70th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee said we could not call ourselves ‘civilised’ if we failed to protect our children and women.
“The security that we provide to the country’s women and children determines well being of the nation as well as the society. Moreover, we cannot call ourselves civilised in case we fail to protect them,” said the president while addressing the Indian citizens on Sunday.
Other highlights from the President’s speech:
- I deferentially bow to all the heroes who sacrificed their lives during the Independence struggle as we celebrate our 70th Independence Day.
- The Indian democracy is built on four pillars – Justice, Equality, Liberty and Fraternity – and all of them should be strong enough to make the country stand with pride.
- I have seen ruling and opposition parties standing shoulder to shoulder to work for the national security and development which is indeed appreciable.
- Attacks on weaker sections of the society should not take place in the country.
- The passage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitutional amendment bill is a good reason to celebrate our democratic maturity.
- Witnessing a spate of terror activities in recent years, the world will fight against terrorism unconditionally in one voice.