The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, addressed the 43rd edition of the National Group Song competition of patriotic songs organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad on Sunday in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated the award winners and commended the half-a-million children who made this competition a virtual campaign by participating at various levels.
Kovind wrote on Twitter, saying, that a “strong and united country is built on a solid foundation of patriotic citizens”.
#PresidentKovind attends 43rd National Group Song Competition of patriotic songs in New Delhi; says a strong and united country is built on a solid foundation of patriotic citizens pic.twitter.com/IiO7572tCT
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 10, 2017
Kovind also praised the Bharat Vikas Parishad for having organised this group song competition for over 50 years, and for keeping patriotic consciousness alive through this competition.
Kovind said that a strong and united country is built on a solid foundation of patriotic citizens and added that in order to keep the spirit of patriotism alive, it is necessary to continue to communicate it to future generations.