On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the people to take a pledge to free the country of problems like communalism, caste-ism, and corruption and create a ‘new India’ by 2022.
Speaking in Lok Sabha on the occasion he said that India’s freedom was a defining moment in bringing an end to colonialism.
Giving the slogan of ‘Sankalp se siddhi’ (pledge to achieve), he urged the people to work shoulder to shoulder “to create the India that our freedom fighters would be proud of”.
Pledging for strong action against the corrupt, Prime Minister asked everyone fight it out.
“Corruption has eaten our polity from the inside; let’s pledge to honestly work to fight poverty, malnutrition,” said PM.
The PM saluted all those who participated in the historic movement in 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and asked people to take inspiration from that.
“On the 75th anniversary of the historic Quit India movement, we salute all the great women & men who took part in the movement. In 1942, the need of the hour was to free India from colonialism. Today, 75 years later the issues are different,” the prime minister added.
Prime Minister asked the nation to show the courage and conviction for the development of the country.
“From 2017 to 2022, when India turns 75, we need to create the same spirit that existed from 1942 to 1947,” he said.