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Saturday, January 25, 2003

Today is Republic Day.
This day is in many ways more important that Independence Day, for on this day, we became a well defined nation with a constitution, whose sanctity has been upheld for most of the ensuing period.
This day defines what we are and binds all of us together, irrespective of our caste, religion or race, as Indians first and Indians last.
This day is essential for completing our identities and personalities.
This day, I salute the nation and its people.
Here's looking at a great future for India.