Good morning respected teachers, fellow students, and esteemed guests. Today, we gather here to celebrate the 75th Republic Day of our beloved nation, Bharath. It is a day of great significance as we commemorate the adoption of the Indian Constitution, which came into effect on January 26, 1950.
Republic Day is not just a mere holiday, but a day that reminds us of the values and principles that our nation stands for. It is a day to reflect upon the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and to honor the visionaries who drafted our Constitution.
Our Constitution serves as the guiding light for our nation, ensuring justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity for all citizens. It is a remarkable document that has withstood the test of time and has been the cornerstone of our democracy.
On this auspicious occasion, let us remember the words of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of our Constitution, who said, “I feel that the Constitution is workable, it is flexible, and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime. Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to say is that Man was vile.”
As we celebrate Republic Day, let us also pay tribute to the diversity of our nation. Our strength lies in our unity, and it is our diversity that makes us unique. Let us embrace the rich tapestry of languages, cultures, and traditions that make Bharath a vibrant and inclusive nation.
On this occasion, let us also remember the sacrifices of our armed forces who protect our borders and keep us safe. Their dedication and valor are an inspiration to us all.
In conclusion, let us celebrate this Republic Day with pride and gratitude. Let us strive to uphold the values enshrined in our Constitution and work towards building a better nation for future generations. As Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam once said, “If a country is to be corruption-free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother, and the teacher.”
Thank you, and Jai Hind!