This Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used paper notes, and never a teleprompter, in his tackle to the nation. This was his ninth tackle from the ramparts of the Pink Fort.
The teleprompter was sidelined as he started his speech by congratulating the countrymen on the completion of 75 years of Independence which is being celebrated within the nation below the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Sporting a standard tricoloured motif safa (headgear) with a protracted path, Prime Minister Modi then recalled the “architects of free India” who considerably contributed to India’s freedom battle.
“During our freedom struggle, there was not one year when our freedom fighters did not face brutality and cruelty. Today is the day when, as we pay them our respects, we need to remember their vision and dream for India,” he stated.
“Our country is grateful to Gandhiji, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Ramprasad Bismil, Rani Laxmibai, Subhas Chandra Bose, and all other freedom fighters who shook the foundations of the British empire. We salute not only those who fought for freedom but also the architects of free India such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Ram Manohar Lohia and Sardar Vallabhai Patel, amongst the many others,” PM Modi stated.
The Prime Minister additionally stated that India has been residence to nice thinkers like Vivekanand, Aurobindo and Rabindranath Tagore. “Our heroes like Rajendra Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Lal Bahadur Shastri fought for our independence and moulded our country,” he stated.
The Prime Minister then stated that Adivasi freedom fighters corresponding to Birsa Munda, Tirot Singh and Alluri Sitarama Raju performed a pivotal position in retaining the liberty battle alive in each nook of India.
“This nation is thankful to Mangal Pandey, Tatya Tope, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil and our innumerable revolutionaries who shook the foundation of the British Rule,” the Prime Minister stated.
PM Modi additionally recalled the contributions of the ladies freedom fighters of India. “Every India is filled with pride when they remember the strength of the women of India, be it Rani Laxmibai, Jhalkari Bai, Chennamma, Begun Hazrat Maha,” PM Modi stated.
Starting his speech on the Pink Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged that it was a historic day for India because it takes a brand new path with a brand new resolve. Forward of his speech on the Pink Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the Nationwide Flag amid a 21-gun salute by the indigenously developed howitzer gun, ATAGS. This was adopted by a bathe of flower petals by helicopters. Earlier within the day, PM Modi visited Rajghat to pay his respects.
A multi-layered safety cowl together with Facial Recognition System cameras have been put in at every entry/exit level on the fort. Safety personnel additionally deployed skilled catchers to make sure that the premises stay monkey-free throughout the day. As many as 231 common kite-flyers from the walled metropolis space have been roped in by the police to make sure a transparent sky for about three hours on the morning of August 15.