New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the countrymen for their participation in the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, saying that Independence Day this year showed the collective might of the nation.
During his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister appreciated the zeal and patriotic fervor witnessed during the campaign and said that the colors of Amrit Mahotsava were witnessed in other countries as well.
“In our entire country, in every city, every village, the nectar of Amrit Mahotsav is flowing. On this special occasion of Amrit Mahotsav and Independence Day, we have seen the collective might of the country. There has been a sense of realization. Such a big country, so many diversities, but when it came to hoisting the tricolor, everyone seemed to flow in the same spirit,” he said.
We had also seen the spirit of the country in the cleanliness campaign and the vaccination campaign, we are getting to witness the same spirit of patriotism again in the Amrit Mahotsav, he added.
The Prime Minister said that our soldiers hoisted the tricolor on the peaks of high mountains, on the borders of the country, and in the middle of the sea. People also came up with different innovative ideas for the tricolor campaign, he said.
Giving examples, the Prime Minister said that in Kolar of Karnataka, people presented a unique sight by holding the tricolor that was 630 feet long and 205 feet wide.
“In Assam, government employees created a 20-feet tricolor with their own hands to hoist at the Dighalipukhuri War memorial. Similarly, people in Indore made the map of India through a human chain. In Chandigarh, the youth made a giant human tricolor,” he added.
Modi said that the colors of the Amrit Mahotsav were seen not only in India but also in other countries.
“Local singers living in Botswana sang 75 patriotic songs to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence. What is more special in this is that these 75 songs were sung in languages like Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bangla, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Sanskrit. Similarly, in Namibia, a special stamp has been released on the Indo-Namibian cultural-traditional relations,” he added.
The Prime Minister also urged citizens to watch ‘Swaraj’ serial on Doordarshan.
“This is a great initiative to acquaint the younger generation of the country with the efforts of unsung heroes and heroines who took part in the freedom movement. It is telecast every Sunday at 9 pm on Doordarshan. And I was told that is going to continue for 75 weeks. I urge you to take time out to watch it yourself and do show it to the children,” he said.
He said that people from schools and colleges can also record the telecast and compose a special program in schools and colleges so that a new awakening will arise in our country about these great heroes of the birth of Freedom.