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Issue no 45, 04-10 February 2023

Republic Day 2023

HIGHLIGHTS

Ø  The journey of India as a modern republic has been an inspiration to other nations, and every citizen has reason to be proud of the Indian story.

Ø  India is home to one of the oldest living civilizations and is called the mother of democracy

Ø  India faced many challenges and adversities in the early years of independence, but the spirit of India remained undeterred.

Ø  The Constitution of India, which started governing the life of the Republic, is the outcome of the Freedom Struggle and is inspired by the humanistic philosophy of the oldest living civilization in the world as well as new ideas that emerged in more recent history

Ø  Dr. B.R. Ambedkar had a critical part in giving it the final shape, and the nation will always remain grateful.

Ø  The Constitution has been continuously guiding the Republic, and India has been transformed from a largely poor and illiterate nation into a confident nation marching on the world stage.

Ø  The task of walking that path remains the responsibility of citizens, and much remains to be done to realize Gandhiji's ideal of 'Sarvodaya', the upliftment of all.

Ø  The progress made on the economic front is encouraging and India has become the fifth largest economy in the world.

Ø  The government has implemented the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana' and other schemes to ensure food security and help marginalised sections of the society during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ø  The National Education Policy has introduced ambitious changes to make education an instrument of economic and social empowerment, and as a means to explore truth.

Ø  The Digital India Mission aims to make information and communication technology inclusive by bridging the rural-urban divide.

Ø  India has made significant achievements in space technology and private enterprises are now invited to join the effort.

Ø  Women's empowerment and gender equality are a priority as evident in the increasing representation of women in various spheres. The public has played crucial role in removing gender disparity by supporting schemes like "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao"

Ø  The government is not only working towards empowering marginalized communities, including Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, but is also learning from them.

Ø  India has been gaining respect on the world stage and has the opportunity to promote democracy and multilateralism as the current president of the G20 nations.

Ø  Climate change is a pressing global issue and India is leading the way in promoting alternative sources of energy and electric vehicles.

Ø  India is also promoting traditional values and a sustainable lifestyle, including the consumption of millets, which are eco-friendly and nutritious.

Ø  The country has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic but is prepared to handle any situation and citizens are urged to remain vigilant.

Ø  Farmers, workers, scientists, and engineers, as well as the armed forces, paramilitary forces, and police must be appreciated for their service and sacrifices

(Source: PIB)