Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai have extended their warm wishes and cordial greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of 74th Republic Day of India. The Chief Minister in his message said, “Republic Day signifies the true spirit of Independent India when the Constitution of India was adopted by the constituent Assembly. This celebratory day of joy and enthusiasm signifies our national spirit and unity which would protect the freedom and dignity of every citizen of our society. Republic day reminds us of our great constitution makers. It is our moral duty to recall the devoted endeavours of our leaders and imbibe their strength and discipline to build a nation on a strong foundation." The Governor in his message has said, "It is on this day, in 1950 that this sacred essence of us all assumed a formal shape. That day, India was established as the largest democratic republic and ‘we the People’ put into effect a Constitution that is an inspired document of our collective vision. The diversity and vibrancy of our democracy is appreciated worldwide. It is this spirit of unity and of being one nation which is celebrated every year as Republic Day."