NEW DELHI:Addressing the Nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Mr Modi extended his greeting to people and to all those who love India, love democracy all over the world on 75th Independence Day. He remembered the freedom fighters who gave their lives for this great nation and paid homage to them. The Prime Minister said, be it first Prime Minister Nehru, Sardar Patel who turned the country into a united nation or Babasaheb Ambedkar who showed India the way to the future, the country is remembering all of them, the country is indebted to all of them. Mr Modi congratulated Tokyo 2020 Olympians who made the nation proud. He said, they have not only won our hearts but also inspired our young generation. The Prime Minister said, partition’s pains can never be forgotten and yesterday Government took an emotional decision of marking 14th August as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.
Mr Modi said, the period of Corona has posed a big challenge in front of the country as well as the entire humanity against which the people of the country fought this battle with patience. He saluted the scientists, doctors and frontline workers who have showcased their undeterred vigour in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister said, it is a moment of pride for us that because of our scientists, we were able to develop two Make In India COVID Vaccines and carry out the world's Largest Vaccine Drive. He said, the practice of giving Digital Certificate after COVID Vaccination has caught the attention of the world. Mr Modi said, after all our efforts we also lost many in this fight against COVID-19 and this unbearable pain will always remain with us.
The Prime Minister said, in the Development journey of India, we don't have to limit our celebrations to Amrit Mahotsav but ensure that we meet our goals when we celebrate 100 years of India's Independence. He said, the goal is to develop a nation where it not only have world-class infrastructure but also move ahead with the mantra of Minimum government, maximum governance. Mr Modi said, we have to ensure that we meet our goal of building an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat when we celebrate 100 years of India's Independence. He said, Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas is important in fulfilling all the dreams of the nation. The Prime Minister said, we have to connect 100 per cent of our citizens with schemes like Ayushman Bharat, Ujjwala Yojna, Pension Yojna, Awas Yojna, etc among others. He said, the resolution is incomplete until the determination is not accompanied by the culmination of hard work and valor. Mr Modi said, that is why we have to fulfill all our resolutions by doing hard work and culmination of might. We have to move forward with the goal of ensuring that every citizen is connected with government's transformative schemes. He expressed happiness that just within two years of Jal Jeevan Mission, over 4.5 Crore families has started receiving Nal Se Jal. This is the main achievement when the benefit reaches the last mile citizen. Mr Modi said, Nutrition (Poshan) is one of the key focus of the government. The government has also been working on preventive healthcare, and building health and wellness infrastructure.