PM Sets 2047 Goal: #HappyIndependenceDay: PM Narendra Modi today led the celebration of 75 years of independence and set many goals for the people for the next 25 years. He said that India should become a developed nation before celebrating the centenary of independence.
PM Sets 2047 Goal
PM Modi said, ‘We are thankful to Bapu, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Veer Savarkar, who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country.
In his address, PM Modi called on people to move forward with five pledges to fulfill the dreams of freedom fighters by 2047 – a theme President Draupadi Murmu also underlined in her speech on the eve of Independence Day.
The five pledges for 2047 are – a developed India, removing any signs of slavery, pride in heritage, unity and fulfilling one’s duties, PM Modi said.
The celebrations began with PM Modi’s visit to Raj Ghat where he paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. After reaching the Red Fort, he checked the Inter-Services and Police Guard of Honor and unfurled the national flag.
The celebration of 75 years of independence is being marked by a mega event, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, which started in March 2021. The day will be celebrated by flag hoisting and other events. Across the country, national monuments and iconic buildings have been burned.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel today scaled 75 peaks simultaneously as a part of Mission ‘Amritrohan’ and unfurled the National Flag on those 75 peaks as a distinguished record.
In a first, the government has also allowed people to display the flag at their homes for three days. The flag laws had to be changed for the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign.
Indigenously manufactured howitzers were used for the first time in the ceremonial salute of 21 guns. The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) developed by the Defense Research Organization DRDO is the flagship product of PM Modi’s Make in India campaign.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made in the national capital. More than 10,000 soldiers have been deployed in a multi-layered security cordon to protect the Red Fort. Facial Recognition System cameras have been installed at the entry points. Around 7,000 invitees are expected to attend the event.
This year, the walls of the Red Fort have been adorned by prominent freedom fighters and decorative people depicting the cultural, natural and religious heritage of various states and union territories.