Just a day before the 66th Independence day on August 14, 2012, President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation. The address of the president will be telecasted all over the channels of Doordarshan, in English after which the Hindi version will be followed from 7 pm onwards.

The address of the newly elected president will also be broadcast across all the channels of All India Radio (AIR) in English as well as the Hindi version from 7 pm onwards. Moreover the AIR will also be broadcasting the regional language versions of the channels from 9:30 pm onwards. The UPA candidate, Pranab Mukherjee has been elected as the new president of India.