PM Modi remembers revolutionaries during I-Day speech, says step towards new direction

Independence Day 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes all Indians and those who support India a happy Independence Day and said, “It is a day to step in a new direction with new determination.”

Calling India the “mother of democracy”, Prime Minister Modi said, “India has proven itself to have valuable capability and faced many challenges during its 75-year journey.”

Highlighting the strength of women in the struggle for freedom in India, Prime Minister Modi said: “Every Indian is filled with pride when he remembers the strength of Indian women, be it Rani Laxmibai, Jhalkari Bai, Chennamma , Begun Hazrat Mahal.”

Paying tribute to freedom fighters, Prime Minister Modi said, “Citizens are grateful to Bapu, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Veer Savarkar who gave their lives in the path of duty. Kartvya path hi unka jeevan path aha.”

Talking about freedom struggle, Prime Minister Modi said, “When we talk about freedom struggle, we cannot forget the tribal community. Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Sidhu-Kanhu, Alluri Sitarama Raju, Govind Guru – he are countless names that have become the voice of freedom struggle and tribal community inspired to live and die for mathrubhumi.”

“This nation is grateful to Mangal Pandey, Tatya Tope, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil and our countless revolutionaries who have shaken the foundations of British rule,” he added.

Prime Minister Modi also paid tribute to Narayana Guru, Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore among others for raising awareness in the country. “The people of our country worked hard, did not give up and did not let their resolve fade away,” he said.

Prime Minister Modi said that despite the post-independence difficulties, nothing could dampen the fervor of the Indians.

“India is an ambitious society where change is fueled by a collective spirit. The people of India want positive change and also want to contribute to it. Every government must tackle this ambitious society,” Prime Minister Modi said.

Speaking of the horrors of partition, Prime Minister Modi said, “During ‘Azadi Mahotsav’, we remembered our many national heroes. On August 14, we remembered the horrors of partition. Today, c It is a day to remember all the citizens of the country who have contributed to moving our country forward over the past 75 years.”

“Be it those who fought for independence or who built the nation -Dr Rajendra Prasad, Nehru ji, Sardar Patel, SP Mookerjee, LB Shastri, Deendayal Upadhyaya, JP Narayan, RM Lohia, Vinoba Bhave, Nanaji Deshmukh , Subramania Bharati – this is the day to bow down to such great personalities,” Prime Minister Modi said.

Ahead of his address at Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Rajghat. He then inspected the honor guard and hoisted the national flag amidst a 21-gun salute by the locally developed howitzer, ATAGS.

Earlier, on the eve of India’s 75th Independence Day, President Draupadi Murmu said, “We Indians have proven the doubters wrong. Democracy has not only taken root in this soil, it has also been enriched by it. She also said that India has helped the world discover the true potential of democracy. She also said that by celebrating Independence Day, we are celebrating our ‘Bharatiyata’.

Security around Fort Rouge reinforced

Delhi Police had taken elaborate security measures in and around the Red Fort area and the nation’s capital ahead of the 2022 Independence Day celebrations.

At Red Fort, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his address to the nation, a multi-layered security blanket and facial recognition system cameras have been erected at every entry and departure point.

More than ten thousand police have been deployed to ensure total security.

Thelma J. Longworth