President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday addressed the joint sitting of Parliament, with the commencement of the Budget Session 2023. This was President Murmu’s first address to the joint sitting of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members after assuming office.
In her speech, the presidents lauded the efforts of the government and said, “Today, India’s self-confidence is at its highest and the world is looking at us from a different perspective. India is providing solutions to the world.”
The President insisted on building a Aatmanirbhar Bharat by 2047. She said, “We need to build an India which will not have poverty, a country whose middle class will also be prosperous, an India whose youth and women will stand at the front to show a path to society and the country, an India whose youth stays two steps ahead of time.”
She praised the government for its firm decision making while highlighting abrogation of article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, abolishing Triple Talaq among others.