Governor Arif Mohammad Khan spoke highly of Kerala in his Republic Day address. He said that Kerala model is the country’s pride when it comes to fundamental development.
Leading the 73rd Republic Day celebrations in Kerala, Governor said as the largest democracy in the world, India’s voyage has been steered by modern ideas of governance, the urge to ensure equality and justice and firm resolve to defend against all forms of aggression.
Despite the pandemic spread, the nation has displayed tremendous resilience and capability, scope of synergy and leadership in every sphere and our spirit of patriotism and pride in our march towards the pinnacle of prosperity and power are boundless, he said.
In his customary address after hoisting the National Flag and inspecting the ceremonial parade at the Central Stadium here, Khan also wished that the actions of citizens be sincere expression of deep commitment to uphold the constitutional values, to ensure the welfare of fellow-beings by creating equal opportunities for all and to enable the nation to attain greater levels of self reliance and progress.
“As the largest democracy in the world, our voyage has been steered by modern ideas of governance, the urge to ensure equality and justice and firm resolve to defend ourselves against all forms of aggression,” he said.
“As citizens of the largest and the most vibrant democracy, we have a duty to preserve and carry forward our cultural heritage of harmony, rooted in the divinity of mankind,” he said.
Hailing the state government, the Governor said the state has achieved tremendous progress in the development of infrastructure and connectivity by commissioning Highways, Waterways and Gas pipeline links.
He also listed the achievements of the southern state in fighting the COVID-19, its recent achievements in health, education and governance sectors.
He noted that the state government’s decision to establish special courts to try cases related to dowry harassment and violence against women is an expression of firm resolve to ensure gender justice by wiping out evil practices like dowry.