The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, affirmed this Monday on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of independence that the Asian country must “advance with greater resolution and determination towards a developed India”, and made five promises to achieve the goal in the next quarter of century.
“In the coming years, we have to focus on five promises,” the leader launched in a speech to the nation from the Red Fort in New Delhi, with the goal “first” of achieving development in this country of 1.35 billion people. population.
“Second, we must erase all traces of servitude; third, be proud of our legacy; fourth, focus on the strength of our unity; and fifth, fulfill the tasks of citizens with honesty”Modi said.
On the 75th anniversary of India’s emancipation from the British Empire, the leader affirmed that the country is “the mother of democracy”.
”India has seen many ups and downs in the last 75 years, there have been sorrows as well as achievements in these years. We faced natural disasters, wars and other problems, but unity in diversity became our guide”, added the leader.
The prime minister pointed out that corruption and nepotism are the two “main challenges” facing the Asian country, and affirmed that respect for women is “an important pillar for the growth of India”.
Modi unfurled India’s tricolor flag before thousands of people gathered in the old part of the capital, the culmination of a call this year for all citizens of India to hang the national flag in every home in the country, among a wide of the security forces to guarantee the president’s safety.
The Prime Minister’s address to the nation from the Red Fort represents one of the central events of India’s Independence Day, which is celebrated throughout the Asian country with the raising of the national flag, military events and folk activities.
US President Joe Biden, in a statement marking India’s Independence Day, said that the two countries are indispensable partners based on a shared commitment to the rule of law and the promotion of human freedom and dignity.
Biden said he was confident that “the two countries will remain united to uphold the rules-based order; promote greater peace, prosperity and security for our people; promote a free and open Indo-Pacific; and together address the challenges we face around the world.”
(with information from EFE)
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