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President addresses nation on Independence day eve

New Delhi: AUGUST 14TH President Ram Nath Kovind today asserted that controversial issues and irrelevant debates should not be allowed to distract us at a "pivotal moment" In his televised address to the nation on the eve of India's 72nd Independence Day, He recalled Mahatma Gandhi's "most noble mantra" on the power of 'ahinsa'(non-violence) being far greater than the power of 'hinsa' (violence), remarks that come against the backdrop of incidents of lynching and mob violence in some parts of the country. "The power to stay your hand is far greater than the power to strike with your hand and 'hinsa' has no place in the society". Touching upon a range of issues, the president also said women were entitled to a life of their choice and security to fulfil their potential, amid concerns over their privacy
Aug 14, 2018
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