Speech by PM Modi: Laying down five resolutions for Indians to abide by as the country enters ‘amrit kaal’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech said that we must work towards a ‘viksit bharat’ (the developed India).
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Modi said we must eradicate any vestige of colonialism, be proud of our heritage and ensure unity in diversity. Prime Minister Modi also said that Indians must perform their duties to ensure that India is a developed nation in the next 25 years.
Calling it the ‘panch pran‘ – the five resolutions to help India become a developed nation in the next 25 years – he said every Indian should focus on the development of the country; 100% free from slavery (100% Azadi of Ghulami); be proud of one’s Indian heritage; ensure that unity and integrity are valued and that every citizen is accountable.
Prime Minister Modi said this is a historic day for India as it treads a new path with new determination. Prime Minister Modi said that India’s strength lies in its diversity, it is the mother of democracy. Ahead of his speech at Red Fort, Prime Minister Modi unfurled the national flag amid a 21-gun salute by the locally developed howitzer, ATAGS. This was followed by a shower of flower petals from helicopters. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi visited Rajghat to pay his respects.