India is celebrating 68th independence day today.
New Delhi, Aug 15/Nationalturk – India is celebrating 68th independence day today and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi called on the citizens to contribute to the cause of building national character.
India is celebrating the 68th independence day today. India achieved independence from United Kingdom on August 15, 1947.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed people of India from historic Red Fort in Indian capital New Delhi after hoisting Indian flag. He delivered the speech without a bullet-proof shield at his podium. Over 10,000 people and officials were present on the occasion.
Wearing saffron turban, 63-year-old Indian PM called upon all citizens of the country to contribute to the cause of building national character.
“It is an occasion for introspection for all, as to how his or her acts would weigh on the scale of national interest. Let all actions be in the national interest, and be seen as a contribution towards nation building,” PM said.
Greeting the people of India on Independence Day, Modi, the leader of rightwing Hindu party BJP that won general elections in India in May, that he was addressing them not as “PM” but as “first servant”.
He announced a series of initiatives aimed at empowering the common man, and unleashing the potential of India`s youth.
PM invites manufacturers from abroad
PM also announced a vision of “Come and Make in India” inviting manufacturers from across the world to invest in India, and help boost India`s industrial growth. “The youth of India should unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and work towards manufacturing in India, the various items that add to our import bill. Let “Made in India” become a synonym of excellence”.
He, however, expressed dismay at the rising number of rape incidents in the country.
Pointing out that daughters are asked a lot of questions in a family, PM called upon parents to question their sons also, and keep a tab on their activities.
“Every rapist is someone`s son,” the Prime Minister said.
He called upon misguided youth who had taken to terrorism or Maoism, to give up violence and return to the national mainstream.
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