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Nation is breaking free of the shackles of colonisation during the ‘Amrit Kaal’: PM Modi

Updated: September 9, 2022 11:50 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Central Vista corridor, which has been renamed as Kartavya Path. He also unveiled the statue of Subhash Chandra Bose installed behind India Gate and described it as a historic occasion when the country has done away with relics of the Colonial past.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has received a new energy and inspiration as the nation is breaking free of the shackles of colonisation during the ‘Amrit Kaal’.

He said this while inaugurating the ‘Kartavya Path’ – a stretch of the Central Vista from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate yesterday. The Prime Minister also unveiled the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate.

Congratulating the people of India for shedding yet another symbol of colonialism, the Prime Minister said ‘Kingsway’ is now history and a new era has begun in the form of Kartvyapath. He emphasised that Rajpath was for the British for whom the people of India were slaves and was a symbol of colonialism. He expressed pride that its architecture has changed and its spirit has also changed.

Appreciating the hard work of the Shramjeevis who worked for redeveloped Central Vista, Mr Modi invited them as his special guests on next year’s Republic Day. He said, history has been rewritten as the huge statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been installed near the India Gate where a statue of a representative of the Britishers used to stand during British rule. He added that with the installation of the statue, a new path has been established for an empowered India.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the Kartavya Path is not just a road of bricks and stones but a living example of India’s democratic past and all-time ideals. He reiterated that when the people of the country come here, the statue of Netaji and the National War Memorial will be a source of great inspiration and it will fill them with a sense of duty.

Highlighting the many decisions taken by his government in the last eight years which had the imprint of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the Prime Minister stressed that Netaji was the first head of ‘Akhand Bharat’ who unfurled the national flag in the Andaman & Nicobar islands.

He pointed out that his government has changed various laws that were there since the time of the British.

Underlining the importance of National Education Policy, Mr Modi said the nation’s youth are being liberated from the compulsion of foreign language.

Recalling the sacrifice and valour of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Mr Modi said, India’s glorious history runs as life blood among the nation’s youth. He said, India would have reached unprecedented heights, if the country had followed the vision of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

The Prime Minister exhorted people to shed colonial legacy altogether. He said, the movement is neither the beginning nor the end but a Sankalp Yatra.

Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that ‘Kartavya Path’ is the heart of the nation’s capital. He said, the inauguration of ‘Kartavya Path’ is in line with the Prime Minister’s second ‘Panch Pran’ for New India in ‘Amrit Kaal’ – that is to remove any trace of colonial mindset.

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