Hon’ble Prime Minister, And Dignitaries, It’s a proud moment for all of us to come together and discuss  commemoration of 75 years of India’s independence. I congratulate the Union Government led by Hon’ble Prime Minister for taking this initiative.

With the passage of time, the youth of our country need to be reminded of the  sacrifices of our forefathers in a context they can identify with, one of the ways in which this can be done is to highlight the events of our freedom struggle and develop the places linked to it.

We need to highlight significant  events led by lesser known leaders as well as to capture the pan India nature of the movement. Many events that happened outside the boundaries of India need to be captured.

Our greatest tribute to the founding father of our nation will be to carry forward in letter and spirit the values and ethos of our Independence movement as enshrined in the Constitution of India. The ideals of freedom, justice and equality which defined  the freedom struggle need to be reiterated in today’s circumstances.

All efforts should be made to ensure every  Indian, residing anywhere in the world, should be touched through the various activities as part of the commemoration ceremonies.

Through technology and social media, this is quite possible to achieve. As quoted by Gandhiji “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”. service oriented activities can be part of the program to encourage community service among the citizens especially the youth. Jai Hind.

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