75 yr of Quit India movement : PM pledges to create ‘nation of dreams’ by 2022

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August 10, 2017 NATIONAL 226 Views

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled ‘Sankalp se Siddhi’ which is a ‘new India movement’ to create a nation of dreams by 2022. The new ‘movement’ was announced by Modi on the occasion of the 75th year of Independence.
“In 1942, the need of the hour was to free India from colonialism. Today, 75 years later the issues are different,” PM Modi tweeted earlier in the day.
“Let us pledge to free India from poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism, communalism and create a ‘New India’ of our dreams by 2022,” he added.
Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the 66-year-old BJP stalwart shared his vision for a new movement to cleanse the nation and get rid of the existing bottlenecks.
He spoke of the freedom fighters who had taken the pledge of ‘Quit India’ which led to India’s Independence in 1947.
“It is important for the younger generation to know about historical events like the Quit India movement,” he said while speaking in the Lower House.
“The Quit India movement marked the rise of a new leadership. They supported Mahatma Gandhi during the movement,” he added.
Quoting Mahatma Gandhi’s famous saying “Do or Die”, PM Modi asked the country’s youth to come forward to build a new India in the next five years.
He also wanted the people to initiate this new movement with a vision to make India a cleaner place, where there is no poverty and shackles burdening the population.
Tracking back to the time of India’s independence, he said the ‘Quit India Movement’ was not only meant a “free India” but it was a “defining moment” in ending colonialism in other parts of the world as well.
He had earlier mentioned that the development goals have changed significantly after independence, adding that there are several new “big challenges” that the country faces.
“Poverty, lack of education and malnutrition, these are big challenges we face, need to bring a positive change in this regard,” said PM Modi.
PM Modi has invited all the citizens of the country to join his visionary of a ‘New India Manthan’ and share ideas which will make the nation a better place by 2022.
He outlined many goals under the 2022 blue print, promising to end job crisis in the country, quash people who demean women, remove financial bottlenecks etc.
“From 2017 to 2022, when India turns 75, we need to create the same spirit that existed from 1942 to 1947,” said PM Modi. “In 1942 the slogan was ‘Karenge ya marenge’ and today it is ‘Karenge aur kar ke rahenge (In 1942 the slogan was ‘do or die’ and today it should be ‘Do and will surely do’,” added PM Modi. (TimesNow)

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