PM Modi asks people to hate corruption and nepotism

“This nepotism harms India’s talents and abilities. It is also a reason for corruption as people resort to it when they see no other option,” he said, seeking to raise awareness people to this in order to rid Indian institutions of these evils for their bright future.

He said he considered it his constitutional and democratic responsibility to fight these evils and was seeking the support of the people.

“In politics too, the dynasty has done the most injustice to the strength of the country. Dynastic politics is aimed at the welfare of a family and has no interest in the welfare of the country,” he said. he declared, asking people to join him in purifying Indian politics and institutions to rid the country of this to move the country forward.

Otherwise, everyone feels frustrated because they think they didn’t get their due because they didn’t have parents to promote them, he said. This mindset is not good for any country, he said.

With his government often accused by the opposition of weakening states’ rights, Modi stressed his belief in cooperative federalism and the spirit of “Team India”, saying that is what he practiced when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat and another party (Congress) was in power in the Centre.

“We may have different agendas and working styles, but our dreams for the nation are no different,” he said in an apparent call for opposition parties to work together to develop the country.

“The need of the hour today is cooperative competitive federalism with cooperative federalism. We need competition in development,” he said, noting that many states are doing good work.

At the start of his speech, he paid tribute to freedom fighters and leaders from all political walks of life for their contributions to the independence struggle and nation-building, including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, VD Savarkar, Ram Manohar Lohia, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Babasaheb Ambedkar and Mangal Pandey among others.

He also hailed the armed forces for supporting his vision of a self-reliant India and mentioned the export of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile.

Modi also referred to the use of a locally developed howitzer for the first time for the ceremonial 21-round salute during the celebrations.

The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) was developed under the government’s “Make in India” initiative by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

“For the first time after 75 years, the Made in India canon hailed the Fort Rouge Habs. Will there be any Indian who will not be inspired by this sound? My dear brothers and sisters, today I wish to congratulate the soldiers of the army of my country from my heart,” Modi said.

“I salute the way the army jawans have assumed this responsibility of self-reliance in an organized and courageous manner…He stands firmly in the middle when there is no gap between death and life “, did he declare.

The Prime Minister also referred to the decision of the armed forces not to import around 300 items.

“Our country’s resolve is not thin when the armed forces draw up a list and decide not to import 300 defense products,” he said.

“In this resolution, I can see the seed of a bright future for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ which will turn this dream into a banyan tree. Hail! Hail! Hail my army officers!” said the prime minister.

The Prime Minister said that India is becoming a manufacturing hub and people from all over the world are coming to the country to try their luck.

“India is emerging as a manufacturing hub. It is laying the foundation for a self-reliant India. very fast pace,” Modi said.

“What Indian wouldn’t be proud when our Brahmos is exported around the world? Today, Vande Bharat train and our metro trains are becoming objects of attraction for the world,” he said.

Modi praised India’s diversity and said that while our talent may be limited by language barriers, we should be proud of the variety of languages ​​that exist in the country.

He said India’s strengths are diversity and democracy.

“We have seen that sometimes our talent is tied to the shackles of the language. This is the result of the slave mentality. We should be proud of all the languages ​​in our country. We may or may not know the language, but we should be proud that it is the language of my country and it is the language given to the world by our ancestors,” he said.

He also said India’s diversity should be celebrated.

“India is the mother of democracy, diversity is her strength,” the Prime Minister said.

“Our nation has proven that we have inherent strength in our diversity and the common thread of patriotism makes India unshakeable,” Modi said.

He also said India’s strength lies in the diverse ways things are perceived by people, which makes the country attractive globally.

“We are the people who see Shiva in the living entity, we are the people who see Narayan in the male, we are the people who call the female as Narayani, we are the people who see the divine in the plant, we are people who see the river as a mother, we are the people who see Shankar in pebbles,” he said.

Modi said the peaceful coexistence of countless traditions and beliefs is India’s pride.

“For us, we are all equal. No one is inferior or superior, all belong to us,” he said.

The Prime Minister said India’s diversity has proven invaluable to the country.

“India’s diversity, which others once thought was a burden on the country, has proven to be India’s invaluable power. A strong testament to its power.

“The world was unaware that India has an inherent potential of strong culture and values, a bond of thoughts deeply embedded in the mind and soul, and that is – India is the mother of democracy.And when those who have democracy throbbing in their minds walk with purpose and determination,it bodes well for the fate of the most powerful sultanates in the world.This mother of democracy,our India has proved to all that we have this priceless strength “, did he declare.

During the final stage of the freedom struggle, many indulged in fearmongering that India would be ‘ruined’ and enter ‘dark ages’ if the British left, but the country survived and continued to grow due to its inherent strength, Modi said.

India’s 75-year journey since independence is filled with ups and downs, but the country’s people did not give up and let their dreams fade away, Modi said.

The people strove and proved that India had an immense capacity to survive all hardships, even though ‘hundreds of years of slavery’ had inflicted ‘deep wounds’ on it, he said. declared.

“When the struggle for freedom was in its final stages, every measure was taken to frighten, disappoint and frustrate the country, that it will break apart, that infighting will kill people, that it will be left with nothing and that India will enter the dark ages, various apprehensions have been raised,” the prime minister said without naming anyone.

“But they did not know that it is the soil of India that has stood through centuries with power, more than any ruler would have had,” he said.

Prime Minister said India’s growth story continues despite terrorism and proxy wars, natural calamities, and even as successes and failures, hopes and disappointments continue to emerge .

For others, he said, India’s diversity seemed like its burden, but it is its invaluable strength.

“They did not know that India had an inherent capacity. India is the mother of democracy. When those with democracy in mind set out on their journey with this determination, the greatest of the world’s empires falls” , Modi said.

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