Prez Urges Citizens to Work for Women's Safety in R-Day Speech

January 26, 2015 12:31 AM

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NEW DELHI: If the civil nuclear agreement was the centrepiece of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama’s meeting on Sunday, Mahatma Gandhi and gender equality were the themes President Pranab Mukherjee focused on in his address to the nation on the eve of the 66th Republic Day.

It was, as if, Mukherjee was denouncing attitudes that were chipping away at the tenets of the Constitution and reminding citizens that it was Gandhian philosophy that made “India a role model for today’s world”.

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