Next 25 years key to lost glory, says Modi
Hindustan Times|January 21, 2022
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday kicked off the celebrations marking 75 years of India's Independence by stressing on the need to create a system free of discrimination and a society that stands on the foundation of equality and social justice.

Delivering the keynote address at the national launch ceremony of the 'Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ke Ore' virtually, Modi asserted that an India whose thinking and approach is innovative is fast emerging, and added that the next 25 years - ahead of the country's centenary in 2047 will be crucial in regaining lost glory.

"Amrit Kaal is not for dreaming while sleeping, but for deliberate fulfilling of our resolutions.

The coming 25 years are the period of utmost hard work, sacrifice, and 'tapasya' (penance). This period of 25 years is for getting back what our society has lost in hundreds of years of slavery," he said.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra, chief ministers of Rajasthan and Gujarat Ashok Gehlot and Bhupendra Patel, respectively and Union ministers G Kishan Reddy, Bhupender Yadav, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Parshottam Rupala and Kailash Choudhary joined the ceremony virtually.

The PM also hit out at those attempting to tarnish the country's image abroad by publishing "misinformation".

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