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Pranab Mukherjee to deliver farewell address to nation today

The President will address the nation on the eve of demitting office.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2017 08:44 IST
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President Pranab Mukherjee is presented a coffee-table book by vice president Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan during his farewell ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi on July 23.(PTI Photo)

President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation on Monday, his last day as the President, a communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

The address will be broadcast from 7:30 pm on the national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in English, followed by Hindi versions, it said.

Broadcast of the address in English and Hindi on Doordarshan will be followed by broadcast in regional languages by Doordarshan’s regional channels.

In a grand ceremony on Sunday, Mukherjee delivered an emotional farewell speech at the Central Hall where he hailed India’s democracy and Parliament in particular, and urged lawmakers to “debate, discuss and dissent” but not disrupt. (President’s speech: Full text)

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 08:44 IST