New Delhi, 25 January 2020: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla has greeted the people on the eve of Republic Day. In his message, Shri Birla said:
“I wish all citizens a very Happy Republic Day. The coming into force of the Constitution of India on this day was a monumental occasion that completed the process of Independence and made the nation a truly sovereign Republic. This Republic Day, as we take stock of the achievements and progress of our Republic, we must renew our pledge to work towards the betterment of the nation and make our homeland healthy, strong and prosperous.
Nation-building being an ever-continuous process, is the highest duty of every citizen. It is the fervent aspiration of our people to build the New India of our dreams, and we must tirelessly work in this direction. The talent and hard work of our youth along with the wisdom and experience of our elders will surely take us in the direction of a strong, prosperous and resurgent New India. Looking back, we must acknowledge that a lot has been achieved. However a lot still needs to be done. On this day, we should also remember the supreme sacrifices made by our countrymen to achieve our hard fought freedom. I wish for the good health, peace and prosperity of everyone.”