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In I-Day speech, PM Modi remembers freedom fighters

August 16, 2023 1:07 PM IST

15th August | Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav | Independence Day | Azadi | Red Fort | Freedom fighters | Swatantrata | Independence Struggle | 1857 Revolt | PM Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 77th Independence Day today, greeted his 140 crore ‘Pariwarjan’ (Family Members) and noted the trust in the country which is at an all time high.

PM Modi paid tributes to every great person who took part in India’s freedom struggle. Recalling the Non-Cooperation Movement and Satyagraha Movement under Mahatma Gandhi and sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru and numerous Bravehearts, he said that almost everyone from that generation took part in the freedom struggle.

He underlined the key anniversaries that are taking place in this momentous year. Today marks the conclusion of the 150th Jayanti year of the great revolutionary and spiritual icon Sri Aurobindo. He also mentioned the 150th year of Swami Dayanand’s Jayanti, 500th birth anniversary of Rani Durgawati which will be celebrated with great enthusiasm. He also noted the 525 years of paragon of Bhakti Yog Sant Meera Bai.

He said every Indian from almost every generation was trying to get freedom for India. India was being ruled by foreigners for 1000 yrs and there was a spirit to get freedom.

This year’s celebrations mark the culmination of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative started by the central government in 2021 to mark 75 years of Independence.

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