New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on eve of Republic Day address the nation for the first time on the eve of 69th Republic Day of India.
Earlier in the day today, President Kovind received the ASEAN Heads of State and Government at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Here are live updates
7: 15 pm: A government can come out with several laws to protect rights of women, but it will reap benefit only when their voices are heard.
7:14 pm : We have to make a equal oppurtunity for our daughters
7:13 pm: We need to work to improve life quality for our farmers.
7.12pm: He recalls contributions of sanitary workers who keep the nation clean, teachers who educate the people, nurses who serve the people, scientists who innovate and engineers who help build new infrastructure.
7.10pm: President pays tributes to soldiers who protect the nation, farmers who feed the country, to police and paramilitary forces who provide security to the nation, to all mothers who take care of us, and to doctors who treat people when ill.
7.07pm: People are not only the builders of this republic, but are also its pillars.
7.05pm: Kovind pays tributes to freedom fighters who fought for independence.
7.02pm: President Ram Nath Kovind greets people on eve of Republic Day.