India's self-reliance means being self-sufficient without alienating from world, says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation on August 14 (Friday) on the eve of 74th Independence Day, said the Rashtrapati Bhavan in a statement on Thursday. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 22:49
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President Ram Nath Kovind will shortly address the nation on August 14 (Friday) on the eve of 74th Independence Day, said the Rashtrapati Bhavan in a statement on Thursday. The address will be broadcast from 7 pm onwards on the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and overall Doordarshan channels in Hindi, followed by the English version.

Meanwhile, India on Thursday (August 13) announced a USD 500 million-package to the Maldives to connect Male with three neighbouring islands. It also announced the creation of an air travel bubble between India and the Maldives. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg on Friday (August 14) and it has also predicted light rainfall in entire Delhi adjoining areas during the next 2 hours.

In other news, the coronavirus situation in India continues to remain grim with the country's total number of coronavirus cases on Friday to 24,61,191 including 6,61,595 active cases, 17,51,556  discharged and 48,040 deaths as per the Union Ministry of Health data.

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14 August 2020, 19:35 PM

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14 August 2020, 19:32 PM

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14 August 2020, 19:32 PM

By introducing ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana’, the government has enabled crores of people to earn their livelihood, and mitigate the impact of job-loss, dislocation and disruption caused by the pandemic: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:31 PM

The poor and daily wage-earners are the worst hit by the pandemic. In order to support them through this phase of crisis, virus containment-efforts have been supplemented by welfare interventions: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:30 PM

Amid this crisis, Cyclone Amphan hit us in West Bengal and Odisha. Amid such onslaughts of disasters, it is gratifying to see all sections of society coming together to help those in distress: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:29 PM

All state governments took measures in accordance with local circumstances. People also supported wholeheartedly. With our committed efforts, we have succeeded in containing the magnitude of the pandemic and saving a large number of lives. This is worth emulating by the wider world: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:28 PM

Bravery of soldiers demonstrated that India is also capable of giving befitting response to any attempt of aggression: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:28 PM

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14 August 2020, 19:25 PM

Today, when the biggest challenge faced by the world community is the need to unite and fight, then our neighbour dared to carry out its expansionist activities cleverly: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:24 PM

We are proud of our armed forces, police and paramilitary forces, which guard the borders and ensure our internal security: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:19 PM

The overwhelming support for the temporary membership of the United Nations Security Council in the recently concluded elections is evidence of widespread international goodwill towards India: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:16 PM

Protecting the borders, our brave soldiers laid down their lives. Those sons of Mother India, live for national pride and die for that. The entire nation pays tribute to the sacrifices of Galwan Valley. Every Indian has a feeling of gratitude towards his family members: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:15 PM

On the strength of our belief in our strength, we have extended a helping hand to other countries in the fight against COVID-19. At the request of other countries, by supplying medicines, we have once again proved that India stands with the world community in times of crisis: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:14 PM

India's self-reliance means being able to be self-sufficient, not alienating or creating distance from the world. It also means that India will also be involved in the global market system and will retain its special identity: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:13 PM

It is very reassuring that in order to meet this challenge, the central government had taken effective steps in time: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:11 PM

This year there will not be as much pomp in the celebrations of Independence Day as usual. The reason for this is obvious. The whole world is grappling with a deadly virus that has caused massive damage to life and hindered all kinds of activities: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:09 PM

We are fortunate that Mahatma Gandhi was the guide of our freedom movement. The coordination between a saint and a politician reflected in his personality was possible only in the soil of India: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:08 PM

On this occasion, we remember with gratitude the sacrifices of our freedom fighters. Due to their sacrifice, all of us are residents of an independent country today: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:07 PM

On the eve of the 74th Independence Day, congratulations and lots of best wishes to all the people of India, living in India and abroad: President Kovind

14 August 2020, 19:04 PM

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses nation on eve of 74th Independence Day. Watch

14 August 2020, 18:49 PM

President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation on Friday on the eve of 74th Independence Day. The address will be broadcast from 7 pm onwards on the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and overall Doordarshan channels in Hindi, followed by the English version, it said. The broadcast of the address in Hindi and English on Doordarshan will be followed by broadcast in regional languages by regional channels of Doordarshan, the statement added.

14 August 2020, 11:14 AM

Rajasthan: Heavy rain lashes parts of Jaipur. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the city for today and light rainfall for the next 48 hours.

14 August 2020, 10:34 AM

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14 August 2020, 09:45 AM

COVID-19 data India: Coronavirus cases in India surge to 24,61,191 which includes 6,61,595 active cases, 17,51,556 discharged/migrated and 48,040 deaths as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data. Spike of 64,553 cases and 1007 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours.
 

14 August 2020, 08:32 AM

Police personnel checks vehicles at Delhi Noida Direct (DND) Flyway, as a security measure ahead of Independence Day.

14 August 2020, 08:03 AM

Delhi: Police tightens security in the national capital, vehicles being checked in the city as a security measure, ahead of Independence Day tomorrow. 

14 August 2020, 08:01 AM

The Assam government on Thursday issued new COVID-19 lockdown guidelines with relaxations between August 16 and 31 while providing relaxations on August 15 (Independence Day) subject to following of safety protocols. (Read here)