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People of J&K to benefit from revocation of special status, bifurcating state into 2 UTs: President Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind on August 14 expressed confidence that the people of Jammu and Kashmir will immensely benefit from the revocation of provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to the state and its bifurcation into two Union Territories.
Full text of President Kovind's speech can be read here.
Highlights from President Kovind's speech:
# President Ram Nath Kovind, during his address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day, expressed confidence that the recent changes made in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh would be of immense benefit to those regions.
# President Kovind also congratulated voters for their participation in the 17th general election, which he called the largest democratic exercise in human history.
# President Kovind said that the Parliament functioned extraordinarily this session and many important bills were passed. He said that he hopes and wishes that state assemblies will also follow this trend.
# President Kovind said that the government is working towards ensuring that drinking water reaches every home and there is enough water for farmers, under the Jal Shakti Programme.
# President Kovind, during his address, said that fiscal reforms and easier regulations have meaning only if the entrepreneurs in our country use them to build honest and imaginative enterprises and create sustainable jobs.
#IndependenceDay2019 | #MahatmaGandhi's guidance is equally relevant today. He believed that we should use nature's resources with prudence so that the balance of development and nature always remains: President Ram Nath Kovind#IndependenceDay | LIVE: https://t.co/oiP79upybf pic.twitter.com/IJsPLK2TlP— moneycontrol (@moneycontrolcom) August 14, 2019
President Kovind has concluded his address.
President Kovind: Our country has reached the pinnacle of innovation, science and technology with the nation's Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan projects
President Kovind: India has always flourished on the principle of 'live and let live'. Our culture has always been that of inclusivity, with people of different languages, cultures and regions living together with brotherhood and unity.
President Kovind: Transportation infrastructure is also being strengthened. Roads are being constructed in hinterlands. Air connectivity is being bettered and air fare has been made more affordable.