PM Modi calls upon countrymen to move forward with mantra of ‘Nation First, Always First’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon the countrymen to make a sacred Amrit resolve on Amrit Mahotsav that the country remains to be our highest faith and our topmost priority. He said, we have to move forward with the mantra ‘Nation First, Always First’. Sharing his thoughts in his monthly Mann Ki Baat Programme on All India Radio yesterday , the Prime Minister said that just the way the Quit India Movement, Bharat Chhoro Andolan steered under Bapu’s leadership, every countryman today has to lead a Bharat Jodo Andolan. He said, it is our duty to ensure that our work helps to closely knit, and bind our India which is filled with diversity.
Sharing his thoughts about upcoming Independence Day on 15th of August, the Prime Minister said that this time on this day the country is entering her 75th year of Independence. He added that we are indeed very fortunate that we are witnessing 75 years of Freedom, a freedom that the country waited for centuries. Mr Narendra Modi recalled that to commemorate 75 years of Freedom, Amrit Mahotsav had commenced on the 12th of March from Bapu’s Sabarmati Ashram. He mentioned that on this very day, Bapu’s Dandi Yatra too was revived and since then, from Jammu-Kashmir to Puduchery, from Gujarat to the North East, programmes in connection with Amrit Mahotsav are being held across the country.
Prime Minister Modi said that like Amrit Mahotsav, this time an event is about to take place on the15th of August which is an endeavour connected with the National Anthem. He said, it is an effort on part of the Ministry of Culture to have maximum number of Indians sing the National Anthem together. He said, towards this, a website has been created – Rashtragan.in. through which people can render the National Anthem and record and post it, thereby getting connected with the campaign. Mr Modi expressed hope that people connect themselves with this novel initiative.