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Modi salutes Nehru, Patel, Ambedkar

Announces Gati Shakti plan

Includes Sabka Prayas in the slogan

“Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation from the iconic Red Ford on Sunday, 15 August 2021. He said a lot of programmes would be implemented in the coming two years to commemorate 75th Independence Day. Modi mentioned the name of the first prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru before mentioning the name of the then deputy prime minister Sardar Patel to pay tribute to their services to the nation. He also mentioned the name of father of Indian constitution BR Ambedkar in the same breath. “Be it Nehru ji, the  first Prime Minister of India, Sardar Patel, who turned the country into a united nation or Babasaheb Ambedkar, who showed India the way to the future, the country is remembering every such personality, the country is indebted to all of them.”

Prime Minister Modi announced Rs. 100 crore “Gati Sakti’ plan and called for ‘sabka prayas’ for new India. He referred to the welfare of the farmers, India fight against Covid pandemic, Aatmanirbhar Bharat and India’s performance at Tokyo Olympics in his 75th Independence Day oration. He laid the roadmap for the country for the next 25 years with the slogan, “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas,” adding prayas in this year’s independence day message.

“I urge the nation to applaud their (Olympians who were present at the Red Fort on this occasion) achievement today. They have not only won our hearts but also inspired future generations.” 32 Olympic participants have been invited to be present in the event.

Modi spoke of the battle against Covid saying that 50 crore of people have been vaccinated. He also spoke of village development and claimed that the progress in Jammu & Kashmir is there for everyone to see. He promised to take steps to boost manufacturing sector and give an impetus to employment.  He said the government would launch “Mission Karmayogi.”

The prime minister had referred to the national education policy and affirmed that language would not be a hurdle in learning. The student would  learn their lessons in a language that is close to their hearts, he said. “May this year of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” infuse new energy among the people of the country,” Modi said in an early morning tweet.

Because of Covid, the celebrations on Independence Day have been on low key. The prime minister said August 14 will be observed as “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.” In fact, it is something the nation would do best to forget.

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