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President Murmu to deliver maiden address to nation on eve of Independence Day

President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Central Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N. Patel, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, on August 3.

President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Central Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N. Patel, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, on August 3. | Photo Credit: PTI

President Droupadi Murmu will deliver her maiden address to the nation on August 14 on the eve of the 76th Independence Day, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement.

The president's address will be broadcast from 7 p.m. on the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version.

"Broadcast of the address in Hindi and English on Doordarshan will be followed by broadcast in regional languages by regional channels of Doordarshan. AIR will broadcast regional language versions at 9.30 p.m. on its respective regional networks," the statement read.

Ms. Murmu, 64, a Santhal tribal hailing from Odisha, took oath as the 15th president on July 25. She is the youngest and first tribal to hold the top constitutional post.

She is the first president to be born after independence.


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