C Times, 9 August 2017, Agartala
On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the people to take a pledge to free the country of problems like communalism, casteism and corruption and create a ‘new India’ by 2022.
Asperseing poverty, lack of education and malnutrition as the greatest challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for special initiatives to end all such ills in the next five years with the pledge of ‘Karenge Aur Kar Ke Rahenge’ (We will do and surely do).
Addressing the Lok Sabha on the 75th anniversary of Quit India movement, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said from 2017-2022, when India turns 75, there is a need to create the same spirit that existed between 1942 and 1947.
Modi said, “In 1942, the clarion call was ‘Karenge Ya Marenga’ (Do or Die), today it is ‘Karenge Aur Kar Ke Rahenge’. These five years are about ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ (Commitment to Fulfilment)”.
Mr Prime Minister said poverty, “Lack of education and malnutrition are the greatest challenges for the nation now. We need to bring a positive change in this regard”.
“Today, we don’t have Gandhi or the kind of leadership of that time. But 125 crore people of today’s India have the belief that if we work together, we can realise the dreams of the freedom fighters”, Prime Minister Modi said.
Similarly, he said in the next five years till 2022, India must try to bring positive changes so that it can become an inspiration for many other nations.
“Our freedom was not only about our country. It was a defining moment in bringing an end to colonialism in other parts of the world too”, he added.
Mr Modi also said, “It is important for the younger generation to know about historical events like the Quit India movement”.