Monday, January 25, 2021
Home India We Have Learnt Some Tough Lessons in the Year 2020: President Kovind

We Have Learnt Some Tough Lessons in the Year 2020: President Kovind

President of India said that "the invisible virus" has demolished the illusion that human beings are the masters of nature

“We have learnt some tough lessons in the year 2020,” said President Ram Nath Kovind in his address to the nation on the eve of Independence day listing 4 of them that the year has taught.

He said that “the invisible virus” has demolished the illusion that human beings are the masters of nature.

“I believe, it is still not too late for humanity to correct its course and live in harmony with nature. The pandemic, like climate change, has awakened the global community to our shared destiny.” He added that the twenty-first century should be remembered as the century when humanity put aside differences and collaborated to save the planet.

Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.

The second lesson he said was perceived inequality. “Coronavirus does not recognise any artificial divisions created by human society. This reinforces the belief that we need to rise above all man-made differences, prejudices, and barriers.” He suggested compassion and mutual help as an answer to that.

President Kovind on 4 tough lessons learnt from 2020 (2nd Ld)
The fourth lesson the President said relates to science and technology. Pixabay

“The third lesson is about augmenting health infrastructure. Public hospitals and laboratories have been leading the fight against COVID-19. Public health services have helped the poor cope with the pandemic. In view of this, public health infrastructure needs to be expanded and strengthened,” he said.

Also Read: Indepedence Day 2020: Here are Excerpts From PM Modi’s Speech

The fourth lesson the President said relates to science and technology. The pandemic, he said, has highlighted the need to accelerate developments in this area. “During the lockdown and subsequent unlocking, information and communication technology have emerged as an effective tool for governance, education, business, office work and social connect. It has helped meet the twin objectives of saving lives and resumption of activities,” President Kovind said.

He cited how the Central government, state government offices and even the judiciary have been relying on virtual tools to communicate. “Work-from-home has become the norm in many sectors. Technology has enabled certain establishments in government and private sectors to work overtime to keep the wheels of the economy running,” the President said during his address to the nation.

The President said that these lessons will prove useful for humanity. He further said that the younger generation has learnt the lessons well, and he believes that the future of India is safe in their hands. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Green Tax To Be Levied On Polluting Vehicles: Transport Ministry

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday said his department has approved a proposal to levy "Green Tax" on...

38% Indian Women Techies Prefer WHF

Almost 38 per cent Indian women working in a tech or IT industry prefer working at home to working in the office, says a...

Telangana Boy Develops Smart Wristband Aiding Alzheimer’s

A 13-year-old boy from Telangana, who developed a smart wristband to monitor Alzheimer's patients, is one of the recipients of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal...

Diwali 2022 Opens Doors To An Extended Temple In Dubai

A new Hindu temple in Dubai, the foundation stone of which was laid last August amidst the pandemic, will open its doors to worshippers...

Changing Mood In Ayodhya Chronicled In New Book

Fear, apprehension and suspicion has finally been replaced with a sense of ease and excitement and Ayodhya, after the Supreme Court verdict - is...

Scientists Ask For Strict Measures To Restrict New Covid-19 Strain

With new Covid-19 strains reported from several parts of the world giving fresh threats to the fight against the pandemic, a group of scientists...

Pandemic: An Eye-Opener For Health Sector

The Covid-19 pandemic should serve as an eye-opener for the government to increase allocation for the health sector in the Union Budget 2020-21, feel...

Tri-colour, The Colour Code For Republic Day

Republic day is around the corner and so is the end of winter fashion. So why not end it in style? Here are some...

Recent Comments