PM Modi gives ‘Jai Anusandhan’ slogan to push for innovation
‘Bharat ki Mitti’ endowed with extraordinary strength, says PM Modi
New Delhi: Standing on the rampart of the historic Red Fort in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pledged to transform India into a developed country in the next 25 years.
Modi’s words came as millions celebrated the 75th anniversary of Indian independence since the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, which ended nearly 200 years of British colonial rule.
PM Modi spoke of the “Panch Pran” or five pledges — creating big aspirations such as a developed India, uprooting all signs of colonial slavery from mindset and habits, exhibiting pride in India’s heritage, safeguarding its unique unity in diversity, and focusing on the duties of a citizen.
“This will help us fulfill our dreams in the next 25 years. We have to take the pledge to make our country develop and work with full force to achieve this goal. We know that when India makes big promises, it fulfills them,” Modi said to loud cheers.
Since gaining independence, India has built one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and is home to some of the world’s richest people. Today, India is a nearly $3 trillion economy and the fifth largest in the world.
“The way the world is seeing India is changing. There is hope from India and the reason is the skills of 1.3 billion Indians,” Modi said. “The diversity of India is our strength. Being the mother of democracy gives India the inherent power to scale new heights.”
PM Modi said that the public response to the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign is an indication of the revival of the country’s collective conscience and its strength, which even “big socialists and experts of social science” cannot imagine.