President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday urged the nation to pray for the speedy recovery of the gang-rape victim undergoing treatment in a city hospital.

In his Christmas message, Mr. Mukherjee lauded the courage of the young girl who was gang-raped on December 16 and the strength shown by her family.

“We mark Christmas at a time when the nation is joined in anguish and distress over the recent horrific attack on a young girl here,” he said.

“Let us resolve to redouble our efforts for the protection of women and their welfare. Let us strive to ensure that women feel safe and secure at all times in our country.”

Greeting the nation, the President urged the people to renew in their minds and hearts the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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