Prime Minister Modi recalls freedom fighters and revolutionaries in Independence Day speech


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

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

“… whether it was Mahatma Gandhi who turned 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 everyone, ”Modi said.

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

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

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

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

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