Rama Krishna Sangem
Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out 5 point approach for developing India as a superpower in the next 25 years. These five points, in his words, are “Pancha Pran” are vital to achieve our goals in the coming period leading to India’s centenary celebrations in 2047. After celebrating year long “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,” now India enters Amrit Kaal – next 25 years.
In his 9th address from Red Fort in Delhi, marking 76th Independence Day of the country on August 15, Monday,the PM said: “We all must follow the five points – 1. Dreaming big, 2, Removing slavishness, 3, Be proud of India’s rich legacy, 4, Strengthening India’s unity and integrity and 5, Taking responsibility, right from ordinary citizen to the PM. .
Clad in a turban with tricolors, Modi spoke in Hindi for over an hour and touched every aspect of our public life. As he usually does, Modi spoke extempore and emphasized on putting national interests above politics but couldn’t refrain from attacking opposition parties which have become synonymous for “family rule and corruption”. He made a strong advocacy for empowering women and attacked those who discourage females.
“Today, the entire worlds looks at us, India, as a problem solver. Now India is a destination for the whole of people who think, they can fulfill t heir aspirations. This is the biggest achievement. Our journey from 75 years ago till today is impressive and rich,” said Modi. The audience at Red Fort included many VIPs and general public, gathering after a period of three years of Covid imposed restrictions.
Modi mentioned Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Ramprasad Bismil, Ashfaqullah Khan, Rani Laxmi Bai, Subhash Bose and Tantya Tope, but omitted Jawaharlal Nehru while paying tributes to freedom fighters. The PM said India is Mother of Democracy and that respecting different faiths is not new to this land.
Har Ghar Tiranga:
“We have our strength coming from our diversity and the common thread of patriotism that makes India unshakable. This soil has power, in spite of several challenges, India never bowed its head before anyone.,” said the PM. Modi expressed happiness over participation of a large number Indians in Har Ghar Tiranga, by hoisting tri-colour flags all over in the last few days. “This reflects a new beginning and new assertion by India,” he said.