On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his ninth straight address to the nation from the Red Fort's ramparts to commemorate 75 years of Indian Independence. The Prime Minister predicted that India will become a developed country in the following 25 years during his 83-minute speech. In addition, he discussed corruption, family dynasties, panchpran, naari shakti, and the nation's lost heroes.
The Prime Minister began by paying tribute to the unsung heroines who contributed to the nation's independence. He recalled the courage of women and the sacrifices made by freedom fighters like Rani Lakshmi Bai and Begum Hazrat Mahal, saying that the nation owes them a debt of gratitude. He added that the nation-builders included Rajendra Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Vir Savarkar, and others.
The PM said, “The citizens are thankful to Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Babasaheb Ambedkar and Veer Savarkar who gave their lives on the path of duty."
PM Modi asserted that history's heroes have been forgotten and that India's numerous rebels upended British Rule. He said, "This country is grateful to Mangal Pandey, Tatya Tope, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil, and our uncountable revolutionaries who shook the basis of British Rule.