New history has been created I'm the form of 'Kartavya Path': PM Modi

Published By : Admin | September 8, 2022 | 22:41 IST
“Kingsway i.e. Rajpath, the symbol of slavery, has become a matter of history from today and has been erased forever”
“It is our effort that Netaji’s energy should guide the country today. Netaji’s statue on the ‘Kartavya Path’ will become a medium for that”
“Netaji Subhash was the first head of Akhand Bharat, who freed Andaman before 1947 and hoisted the Tricolor”
“Today, India’s ideals and dimensions are its own. Today, India's resolve is its own and its goals are its own. Today, our paths are ours, our symbols are our own”
“Both, thinking and behaviour of the countrymen are getting freed from the mentality of slavery”
“The emotion and structure of the Rajpath were symbols of slavery, but today with the change in architecture, its spirit is also transformed”
“The Shramjeevis of Central Vista and their families will be my special guests on the next Republic Day Parade”
“Workers working on the new Parliament Building will get a place of honour in one of the galleries”
“ ‘Shramev Jayate’ is becoming a mantra for the nation”
“Aspirational India can make rapid progress only by giving impetus to social infrastructure, transport infrastructure, digital infrastructure and cultural infrastructure as a whole”

The entire country has its eyes on this historic program of today as all the countrymen have joined this program. I heartily welcome and congratulate all the countrymen who are witnessing this historic moment. In this historic moment, my cabinet colleagues Shri Hardeep Puri ji, Shri G Kishan Reddy ji, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal ji, Smt Meenakshi Lekhi ji and Shri Kaushal Kishore ji are also present on the stage with me today. Many dignitaries of the country are also present here.

Friends,

The country has got a new inspiration and energy today in the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. Today we are filling new colors to the portrait of tomorrow leaving behind the past. This new aura which is visible everywhere is the aura of confidence of New India. Kingsway or Rajpath, the symbol of slavery, has become a matter of history from today, has been erased forever. Today a new history has been created in the form of Kartavya Path. I congratulate all the countrymen for the freedom from yet another identity of slavery in this ‘Amrit Kaal’ of independence.

Friends,

Today a huge statue of our national leader Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has also been installed near India Gate. At the time of slavery, there was a statue of the representative of the British Raj. Today the country has also established the life of a modern and strong India by installing the statue of Netaji at the same place. Indeed, this opportunity is historic and unprecedented. It is the good fortune of all of us that we are witnessing this day today.

Friends,

Subhas Chandra Bose was such a great man who was beyond the trials of position and resources. His acceptance was such that the whole world considered him a leader. He had courage and self-respect. He had ideas and visions. He had leadership ability. Netaji Subhas used to say – ‘India is not a country that forgets its glorious history. The glorious history of India is in the blood of every Indian, in his traditions’. Netaji Subhas was proud of India's heritage and also wanted to modernize India as soon as possible. If the country had followed the path shown by Subhas Babu after independence, then it would have reached new heights. But unfortunately, this great hero was forgotten after independence. Their ideas and even the symbols associated with them were ignored. I had the privilege of visiting Subhas Babu's house in Kolkata on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. I felt the infinite energy at the place associated with Netaji. Today it is the endeavour of India that energy of Netaji should guide the country. Netaji's statue on Kartavya Path will become its medium. This statue will become a source of inspiration for Subhas Babu's imprint in the policies and decisions of the country.

Brothers and sisters,

In the last eight years, we have taken several decisions which have the imprint of the ideals and dreams of Netaji. Netaji Subhas was the first head of a united India who had liberated Andaman even before 1947 and unfurled the Tricolour. At that time, he had imagined what it would be like to hoist the Tricolor on the Red Fort. I personally experienced this feeling when I had the privilege of hoisting the Tricolour at the Red Fort on the occasion of 75 years of the Azad Hind government. With the efforts of our government, a museum related to Netaji and Azad Hind Fauj has also been built in the Red Fort.

Friends,

I cannot forget the day when the soldiers of Azad Hind Fauj participated in the Republic Day parade in 2019. They had been waiting for this honor for decades. I had the privilege to visit the place and hoist the Tricolour where Netaji had hoisted the Tricolour in Andaman. That moment was a proud moment for every countryman.

Brothers and sisters,

Those islands of Andaman, which Netaji had liberated for the first time, were also forced to carry the signs of slavery till some time ago! Those islands were named after the British rulers even in independent India. We erased those signs of slavery by giving Indian names and Indian identity by renaming these islands after Netaji Subhas.

Friends,

On the completion of 75 years of independence, the country has envisioned 'Panch Prana' (five pledges) for itself. There is resolution for the big goals of development and inspiration for duties in these five pledges. These include a call to give up the slave mentality and a sense of pride in our heritage. Today India has its own ideals and dimensions. Today India has its own resolutions and goals. Today we have our own paths and symbols. And friends, today if Rajpath has ceased to exist and has become Kartavya Path and if the statue of George V has been replaced by the statue of Netaji, then this is not the first example of rejection of the slave mentality. This is neither the beginning nor the end. It is a continuous journey of determination till the goal of freedom in mind and psyche is achieved. The name of the place where the Prime Ministers of the country have lived has been changed from Race Course Road to Lok Kalyan Marg. The echo of Indian musical instruments is now heard in our Republic Day celebrations. Every Indian is filled with joy by listening to patriotic songs at the Beating Retreat ceremony. More recently, the Indian Navy has also adopted the symbol of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by removing the ensign of slavery. The country has also fulfilled the long-standing wish of all the countrymen by building the National War Memorial.

Friends,

These changes are not limited to symbols only; these changes have also become part of the policies of the country. Today the country has abolished hundreds of laws that existed since the British era. The time and date of the presentation of the Indian Budget, which was following the times of the British Parliament for so many decades, has also been changed. Now the youth of the country are being liberated from the compulsion of foreign language through the National Education Policy. In short, today both the idea and the behavior of the country are becoming free from the slave mentality. This liberation will take us to the goal of a developed India.

Friends,

Mahakavi Bharathiyar wrote a very beautiful poem in Tamil language about the greatness of India. The title of this poem is ‘Parukkulle Nalla Nadu -Yingal, Bharat nad-a’. This poem by Mahakavi Bharathiyar fills every Indian with pride. The meaning of his poem is that our country India is the greatest in knowledge, spirituality, dignity, food donation, music and eternal poems in the whole world. Our country India is the greatest in the whole world in valor, the bravery of armed forces, compassion, in service to others, in finding the truth of life and in scientific research. Experience every word, every emotion of this Tamil poet Bharathiyar in his poem.

Friends,

It was the war cry of India to the whole world during the period of slavery. This was the call for our freedom fighters. We have to build the India which Bharathiyar has described in his poem. And its path leads through this Kartavya Path.

Friends,

Kartavya Path is not just a path of bricks and stones. It is the living path of India's democratic past and all-time ideals. The statue of Netaji and the National War Memorial will inspire people and instill a sense of duty in them. The government of the country is working from this place. You can imagine how Rajpath would make those whom the country has entrusted with the responsibility of serving the public feel that they are servants of the people? If the path is Rajpath, then how will the journey be for the welfare of people? Rajpath was for the British Raj, to whom the people of India were slaves. The spirit of and structure of Rajpath was also a symbol of slavery. Today its architecture as well as its spirit has also changed. Now when the MPs, ministers and officers of the country will pass through this path, they will have a sense of duty towards the country from Kartavya Path and they will get new energy and inspiration. From the National War Memorial to Kartavya Path, this entire stretch of ​​Rashtrapati Bhavan will transmit the feeling of ‘Nation First’ in them every moment.

Friends,

On this occasion, I would like to express special gratitude to those colleagues who have not only built Kartavya Path, but have also shown the country the path of duty through the culmination of their labor. I just got an opportunity to meet those workers. While talking to him, I got the feeling that a grand dream of India resides within the poor, workers and common human beings of the country. While shedding their sweat, they make the same dream come alive. On this occasion, I also thank and congratulate all the poor workers on behalf of the country who are giving an impetus to the country's unprecedented development. When I met these labor brothers and sisters today, I told them that they along with their families would be my special guests on 26th January next year. I am satisfied that today a culture of respect for labor and working people is being developed and a tradition is being revived in the new India. And friends, when it comes to sensitivity in policies, decisions become equally sensitive. Therefore, the country is now taking pride in its labor force. 'Shramev Jayate' is becoming the mantra of the country today. Therefore, when there is a supernatural occasion to inaugurate Vishwanath Dham in Kashi, there is a shower of flowers in the honor of the working people. When there is the holy festival of Kumbh in Prayagraj, gratitude is expressed to the sanitation workers. Just a few days ago, the country got the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. I had the opportunity to meet the labor brothers and sisters and their families who worked day and night in the construction of INS Vikrant. I thanked them when I met them. This tradition of respect for labor is becoming an indelible part of the country's rites. You would love to know that the workers engaged in the construction of the new Parliament would also be given a place in a special gallery. This gallery will also remind the future generations that on the one hand the Constitution is the foundation of democracy and on the other hand the contribution of workers is also there. This Kartavya Path will also give this inspiration to every countryman. This inspiration will pave the way for success through hard work.

Friends,

Modernization is the main goal in this ‘Amrit Kaal’ in our behavior, means, resources and infrastructure. And friends, when we talk about infrastructure, the first picture that comes to the mind of most people is roads or flyovers. But the expansion of infrastructure in a modernizing India is much bigger than that as it has many aspects. Today India is working equally fast on cultural infrastructure besides social, transport and digital infrastructure. Let me give you an example of social infrastructure. Today the number of AIIMS in the country has tripled as compared to earlier. The number of medical colleges has also increased by 50 percent. It shows how India is working today to improve the health of its citizens by providing them modern medical facilities. Today new IITs, triple IT and a modern network of scientific institutions are being continuously expanded and prepared in the country. Piped water supply has been ensured to more than 6.5 crore rural households in the last three years. Today, a great campaign is also underway to make 75 Amrit Sarovar (ponds) in every district of the country. This social infrastructure of India is further enriching social justice.

Friends,

The amount of work India is doing today on the development of transport infrastructure has never happened before. Today record numbers of rural roads are being built across the country along with modern expressways. While the electrification of railways is happening at a rapid pace in the country, the metro is also expanding at the same speed in different cities. Today, many new airports are being built in the country and there is an unprecedented increase in the number of waterways also. Today, India has made its place among the leading countries of the whole world in the construction of digital infrastructure. India's digital progress is being discussed all over the world whether it is laying optical fiber in more than 1.5 lakh panchayats or new records of digital payment.

Brothers and sisters,

In the midst of these infrastructure projects, the work done on cultural infrastructure in India has not been discussed as much. Many pilgrimage centers in the country are being renovated under the PRASAD scheme. The work done for the Kashi-Kedarnath-Somnath to Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is unprecedented. And friends, when we talk about cultural infrastructure, it does not mean only infrastructure related to centers of faith. Infrastructure, which is related to our history, national heroes and heritage, is also being developed with equal diligence. Be it Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity or a museum dedicated to tribal freedom fighters, PM Museum or Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial, National War Memorial or National Police Memorial, these are examples of cultural infrastructure. They define what our culture is as a nation, what our values are and how we are protecting them. An aspirational India can make rapid progress only by giving impetus to social, transport, digital as well as cultural infrastructure. I am happy that today the country is getting another great example of cultural infrastructure in the form of Kartavya Path. From architecture to ideals, you will also get to see Indian culture here and learn a lot. I appeal to every citizen of the country and invite them to come and see this newly built Kartavya Path. You will see the India of the future in it. Its energy will give you a new vision and belief for our vast nation. There will be a drone show based on the life of Netaji Subhas Babu for three days every evening from tomorrow. Come here with your family and take pictures and selfies. You must also upload them on social media with the Hashtag Kartavya Path. I know this entire stretch is the heartbeat of the people of Delhi and a large number of people come with their families and spend time in the evening. The planning, designing and lighting of Kartavya Path has also been done keeping this in mind. I believe that this inspiration of Kartavya Path will create a flow of duty in the country which will take us to the fulfillment of the resolution of a new and developed India. With this belief, I, once again, thank you very much! Now you speak with me, I will say Netaji, you will say Amar Rahe, Amar Rahe!

Netaji -- Amar Rahe!

Netaji -- Amar Rahe!

Netaji -- Amar Rahe!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Vande Mataram!

Vande Mataram!

Vande Mataram!

Thanks a lot!

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“If today the world thinks India is ready to take a big leap, it has a powerful launchpad of 10 years behind it”
“Today 21st century India has stopped thinking small. What we do today is the best and biggest”
“Trust in government and system is increasing in India”
“Government offices are no longer a problem but are becoming allies of the countrymen”
“Our government created infrastructure keeping the villages in mind”
“By curbing corruption, we have ensured that the benefits of development are distributed equally to every region of India”
“We believe in Governance of Saturation, not Politics of Scarcity”
“Our government is moving ahead keeping the principle of Nation First paramount”
“We have to prepare 21st century India for its coming decades today itself”
“India is the Future”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the News 9 Global Summit in New Delhi today. The theme of the Summit is ‘India: Poised for the Big Leap’.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said TV 9’s reporting team represents the diversity of India. Their multi-language news platforms made TV 9 a representative of India's vibrant democracy, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister threw light on the theme of the Summit - ‘India: Poised for the Big Leap’, and underlined that a big leap can be taken only when one is filled with passion and enthusiasm. He said that the theme highlights India’s self-confidence and aspirations owing to the creation of a launchpad of 10 years. In these 10 years, the Prime Minister said, the mindset, self-confidence and good governance have been the major factors of transformation.

The Prime Minister underlined the centrality of the commission citizen in the destiny of India. He emphasized that a mindset of defeat can not lead to victory, in this light, he said that the change in mindset and leap that India has taken is incredible. PM Modi recalled the negative view exposed by the leadership of the past and the overhang of corruption, scams, policy paralysis and dynasty politics had shook the foundation of the nation. The Prime Minister mentioned the turnaround and India entering into the top 5 economies of the world. “India of 21st century India does not think small. Whatever we do, we do best and biggest. World is amazed and sees the benefit of moving with India”, he said.

Highlighting the achievements of the last 10 years compared to the ten years before 2014, the Prime Minister mentioned the record increase in FDI from 300 billion US dollars to 640 billion US dollars, India’s digital revolution, trust in India’s Covid vaccine and the growing number of taxpayers in the country which symbolizes the increasing trust of the people in the government. Speaking about mutual fund investments in the country, the Prime Minister informed that people had invested Rs 9 lakh crore in 2014 while 2024 has seen a meteoric rise to Rs 52 lakh crores. “This proves to the citizens that the nation is moving forward with strength”, PM Modi continued, “The level of trust toward self and the government is equal.”

The Prime Minister said that the government's work culture and governance are the cause of this turn-around. “Government offices are no longer a problem but are becoming allies of the countrymen”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that for this leap, a change of gear was needed. He gave examples of long pending projects such as Saryu Canal Project in Uttar Pradesh, Sardar Sarovar Yojana, and Krishna Koena Pariyojana of Maharashtra which were lying pending for decades and were completed by the government. The Prime Minister drew attention to the Atal Tunnel whose foundation stone was laid in 2002 but remained incomplete till 2014, and it was the present government that accomplished the work with its inauguration in 2020. He also gave the example of Bogibeel Bridge in Assam, commissioned in 1998 but finally completed 20 years later in 2018, and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor commissioned in 2008 but completed 15 years later in 2023. “Hundreds of such pending projects were completed after the present government came to power in 2014”, he added. The Prime Minister also explained the impact of regular monitoring of the big projects under PRAGATI and informed that in the last 10 years projects worth 17 lakh crore have been reviewed under the mechanism. The Prime Minister gave examples of a few projects that were completed very quickly such as Atal Setu, Parliament Building, Jammu AIIMS, Rajkot AIIMs, IIM Sambalpur, New terminal of Trichy Airport, IIT Bhilai, Goa Airport, undersea cable up to Lakshadweep, Banas Dairy at Varanasi, Dwarka Sudarshan Setu. Foundation stones of all these projects were laid by the Prime Minister and he dedicated them to the nation also. “When there is willpower and respect for the taxpayers' money, only then the nation moves forward and gets ready for a big leap”, he added.

The Prime Minister illustrated the scale by listing the activities of just one week. He mentioned a massive educational push from Jammu with dozens of higher education institutes like IIT, IIMs and IIIT on 20th February, on 24 th February he dedicated 5 AIIMs from Rajkot, and more than 2000 projects including revamping more than 500 Amrit Stations was done this morning. This streak will continue during his visit to three states in the coming two days, he informed. “We lagged in the first, second and third revolutions, now we have to lead the world in the fourth revolution”, the Prime Minister said.

He continued by furnishing the details of the nation's progress. He gave figures like 2 new colleges daily, a new university every week, 55 patents and 600 trademarks every day, 1.5 lakh Mudra loans daily, 37 startups daily, daily UPI transaction of 16 thousand crore rupees, 3 new Jan Aushadhi Kendras per day, construction of 14 KM road everyday, 50 thousand LPG connections everyday, one tap connection every second and 75 thousand people came out of poverty everyday.

Referring to a recent report on the consumption pattern of the country, the Prime Minister highlighted the fact that poverty has reached its lowest level till date into single digit. As per data, he said that consumption has increased by 2.5 times as compared to a decade ago as people's capacity to spend on different goods and services has increased. “In the last 10 years, consumption in villages has increased at a much faster rate than that in cities. This means that the economic power of the village people is increasing, they are having more money to spend”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that the government has developed infrastructure keeping rural needs in mind resulting in better connectivity, new employment opportunities and income for women. This strengthened rural India, he said. “For the first time in India, food expenditure has become less than 50 per cent of the total expenditure. That is, the family which earlier used to spend all its energy in procuring food, today its members are able to spend money on other things”, the Prime Minister added.

Pointing out the trend of vote bank politics adopted by the previous government, the Prime Minister underscored that India has broken out of the scarcity mindset in the last 10 years by putting an end to corruption and ensuring that the benefits of development are distributed equally. “We believe in governance of saturation instead of politics of scarcity”, PM Modi emphasized, “We have chosen the path of santushti (contentment) of the people instead of tushtikaran.” This, the Prime Minister said, has been the mantra of the government for the past decade. “This is Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas”, the Prime Minister said, elaborating that the government has transformed vote bank politics into politics of performance. Highlighting the Modi Ki Guarantee Vehicle, the Prime Minister said that the government of today is going door-to-door and providing facilities to the beneficiaries. “When saturation becomes a mission, there is no scope for any kind of discrimination”, PM Modi exclaimed.

“Our government is moving forward keeping the principle of Nation First paramount”, the Prime Minister remarked, as he mentioned the critical decisions taken by the government to resolve old challenges. He touched upon the abrogation of Article 370, construction of the Ram Mandir, ending of triple talaq, Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, One Rank One Pension, and creation of the post of Chief of Defense Staff. He underlined that the government completed all such incomplete tasks with the thinking of Nation First.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to prepare the India of the 21st century and threw light on the rapidly progressing plans. “From space to semiconductor, digital to drones, AI to clean energy, 5G to Fintech, India has today reached the forefront of the world”, he said. He highlighted India’s growing prowess as one of the biggest forces in digital payments in the global world, the fastest-growing country in Fintech Adoption Rate, the first country to land a rover on the south pole of the Moon, among the leading countries in the world in Solar Installed Capacity, leaving Europe behind in the expansion of 5G network, rapid progress in the semiconductor sector and rapid developments on future fuels like green hydrogen.

Concluding the address, the Prime Minister said, “Today India is working hard towards its bright future. India is futuristic. Today everyone says – India is the future.” He also drew attention to the importance of the next 5 years. He reaffirmed the belief to take India's potential to new heights in the third term and wished that the coming 5 years be years of progress and praise for India’s journey to Viksit Bharat.