New Delhi, August 14: President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to address the nation today at 7pm on the eve of 73rd Independence Day. His address could be live streamed below via the embedded link. State broadcaster Doordarshan will air the address live in both English and Hindi at 7pm. The respective regional outlets of DD would be airing the President's speech in the regional languages at 8pm.
The President's address ahead of Independence Day celebrations is keenly observed as he outlines the challenges poised before the nation, while also highlighting the achievements made by the government in the recent past. Kovind is also expected to stress on the core values of the nation, which the founding fathers had enshrined in the Constitution at the dawn of independence. Independence Day 2019: Say NO to Plastic Tricolour Flags While Celebrating the Indian National Festival
Watch President Kovind's Speech in the Video Below
Independence Day is celebrated annually on August 15. On this day in 1947, the colonial British rule ended in the nation and India was declared a free and sovereign nation.
Flag hoisting ceremonies are organised across the nation to celebrate the day. From the ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be unfurling the tricolour and also addressing the nation. Scores of people would be witnessing his speech live, along with millions via radio and television broadcast.
The sentiment of patriotism is considered to be at an all-time high on the occasion of Independence Day, as the entire nation recalls the contribution made by scores of freedom fighters to attain freedom from the British rule.