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.

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he said were his transformational changes in the country, adding that he (Mukherjee) “greatly benefited from his advice and co-operation”.

“In these five years, my principal responsibility was to function as the guardian of the Constitution.

“As I had said on oath, I strived to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution, not just in word but also in spirit,” Mukherjee said in his farewell speech to lawmakers at the Central Hall of Parliament here.

First Published | 23 July 2017 10:47 PM
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