Mother Nature in deep agony, climate crisis can endanger planet’s future: President Kovind in his farewell address
In his farewell speech to the country on Sunday, outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind claimed that “Mother Nature” is in excruciating pain and that the climate catastrophe may jeopardise the survival of the world. President Kovind also mentioned how Mahatma Gandhi and previous president Pranab Mukherjee had an influence on him.
“Mother Nature is in deep agony and the climate crisis can endanger the very future of this planet. We must take care of our environment, our land, air and water, for the sake of our children. In our daily lives and routine choices, we must be more careful to protect our trees, rivers, seas and mountains as well as all other living beings. As the first citizen, if I have to give one advice to my fellow citizens, it has to be this,” he said in his address.
Last week, NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu made history by becoming the first indigenous woman to hold the nation’s highest office. On Monday, she will take the oath.
According to Kovind, the country has been commemorating “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.”“Next month, we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Independence. We will enter the ‘Amrit Kaal’, the 25-year period leading to the centenary of Independence. These anniversaries are milestones on the journey of the Republic, a journey to discover its potential and to offer its best to the world. In modern times, the glorious journey of our country commenced with the awakening of nationalist feelings during colonial rule and the launch of the freedom struggle,” he said.
Nowhere in the history of humanity have so many brilliant minds gathered for a single cause, according to Kovind, from Tilak and Gokhale to Bhagat Singh and Netaji, from Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee to Sarojini Naidu and Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay.
Gandhi, he said, was the one whose revolutionary ideas had the greatest impact on the outcome and who had a profound impact on so many people’s lives.
In his closing speech to the Constituent Assembly, Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar distinguished between political and social democracy. Kovind cited these words.
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