Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath remembered the freedom fighters who selflessly sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence and their worth on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day Sunday.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister called on the people to take an oath of dedication to the nation. He said Independence Day was a festival to cherish the memories of all the freedom fighters who gave their lives for the country’s freedom.
Wearing a saffron robe, Yogi Adityanath hoisted the national flag at Vidhan Bhawan in the state capital before his address to the people of the state.
Yogi said that ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ was a great festival to cherish the memory of countless anonymous Indians who sacrificed their lives for the independence of the country. “On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Independence Day, let us all pledge to observe the dedication of anonymous sacrifices to the nation,” he said.
“Today we can live in an independent India thanks to the sacrifices of millions of sons and daughters of Mother India. It is the occasion to pay homage to these courageous souls, to their spirit and to their dedication to free Mother India and to live for the country for which they sacrificed themselves ”, he declared.
He went on to say that the whole country marked “Amrit Mahotsav” with a sense of gratitude to those who worked hard for freedom and with a commitment to building a strong and prosperous India. He said that the memorials of martyrs associated with the freedom movement built in different parts of the country were a living testament to the cost of independence and that they would invoke a sense of patriotism and dedication among compatriots for the nation.
“Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav will help us realize the vision of” Naya Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat “and help us gain new energy (amrit) for the development of our future under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said. he adds.
From the leadership of Rani Laxmibai in Jhansi to the leadership of Mangal Pandey in Ballia, the result of the collective struggle for independence in different parts of the country has been that the British had to leave India, he said. .
The chief minister said that in 1916 in Lucknow itself, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak announced that “Swaraj is my birthright, I will have it” and this proclamation has become the mantra of the country’s independence movement. He said that heroes of the struggle for freedom like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Veer Savarkar, Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee have given a new high to this country’s fight and Uttar Pradesh has become the focal point. of this decisive battle.
The Chief Minister also congratulated the nine police officers and state personnel for receiving the Presidential Police Medal for Bravery on the occasion of Independence Day. Four State Heroes were honored with the Police President’s Medal and 73 police officers for their unwavering courage were selected for the Police Medal.
The chief minister said that in addition to entering the year of Amrit Mahotsav’s independence, this year was also the centenary year of the historic Chauri-Chaura incident.
Concluding his speech, Yogi said that we can all sincerely work to realize the dreams of the great revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. He said it is a solemn duty of the people to remember and celebrate the extraordinary spirit of the freedom fighters, their supreme sacrifices and their lofty ideals.