Ganaur (Sonipat): President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday described as a cowardly act the Pulwama attack in which nearly 50 paramilitary personnel were killed and said the nation has faced such challenges with courage and patience.
“Three days ago, many of our brave jawans were martyred in a cowardly terror attack. Along with my countrymen, I strongly condemn this barbaric act,” he said at the closing ceremony of the fourth Agri Leadership Summit organised by the Haryana government here.
The President said the entire nation was grieving along with the bereaved families of the personnel killed in the attack.
“On behalf of the entire country, I pay my tributes to the martyrs,” Kovind said. “We have faced such challenges with courage and patience,” he said, adding that while facing these challenges, we have marched on with full vigour and will do so in the future as well. On behalf of the entire country, I express gratitude towards our brave jawans and security forces.”
President Kovind lauded country’s farmers for meeting the nation’s food needs and the soldiers for securing India’s borders.
“On one hand, while the country’s farmers contribute towards the country’s food security, on the other, our jawans secure our borders,” he said.