Modi recalls freedom fighters and revolutionaries across the country in I-Day speech


Modi recalls freedom fighters and revolutionaries across the country in I-Day speech

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 75th Independence Day, Modi said the country is recalling its freedom fighters and bowing to them.

posted on August 15, 2021 | Author RK Online Office



On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to freedom fighters and revolutionaries such as Jawaharlal Nehru, BR Ambedkar, Queen Chennamma, Bhagat Singh and others across the country for their efforts towards independence and nation building.

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 75th Independence Day, Modi said the country is recalling its freedom fighters and bowing to them.

“…whether it was Mahatma Gandhi who transformed the struggle for freedom into a mass movement, or Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who sacrificed everything for the freedom of the country, or the great courageous revolutionaries such as Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla Khan and Bismil (Ram Prasad Bismil), the country remembers them all,” Modi said.

During his 90-minute speech, Modi said, “Whether it was Nehru ji, India’s first Prime Minister, Sardar Patel, who united the nation, or Babasaheb Ambedkar, who showed India the way of the future, the country remembers each of these personalities. . The country is indebted to them all.”

Modi also highlighted the role of revolutionary women across the country and specifically mentioned Queen of Jhansi Rani Lakshmibai, Queen of Chittoor (in Andhra Pradesh) Chennamma, Queen Gaidinliu (of Nagaland) and the brave heart of ‘Assam Matangini Hazra and expressed the country’s gratitude for their input.

He said the country remembers every person and personality who contributed to the struggle for freedom, and will forever be indebted to them.

Pointing out that for centuries India has struggled to preserve its culture, land and freedom, Modi said many names might not have been recorded in the pages of history, but the nation s bow to all who fought for her.

Thelma J. Longworth