Happy Republic Day 2017

Republic Day 2017

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I would like to firstly wish each and every one of you a Happy Republic Day.

Each year we celebrate the country that India is, and reflect on where we have come from and where we are going. A nation founded on the Nehruvian principles of equality, secularity and freedom, today we are given an opportunity to celebrate what makes India great.

70 years ago India’s founders dreamt that a better nation was possible and they created one. When we see challenges ahead of us now we must not think they are unassailable, but instead we should emulate India’s founders and create a better country than we found.

I hope that all of us can learn from the lessons of India and be the change we want to see in all spheres, personal, social and political. No challenge is too great when the power of the largest democracy or one person driven with a real desire to change things is behind you.

Happy Republic Day.

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