The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India’s startup ecosystem has become an attraction in the world and is a matter of discussion everywhere. The PM said that India’s personality was getting echoed globally and being taken note of these days.
The PM was speaking at the Gandhi Ashram in Sabarmati after flagging off a replica of the famous Dandi yatra, carried out 91 years ago by Mahatma Gandhi to oppose the salt cess levied by the British.
Modi said: “We are leaving a lasting impression on the science and information sector. India’s startup ecosystem is a world attraction today and a matter of discussion everywhere. India’s capability and personality is getting echoed all across every global platform. Today India is moving towards fulfilling the aspirations of its 130 crore citizens.”
“We are fortunate that we are celebrating 75 years of Independence and the 125th birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose simultaneously. This is not only a coincidence but a combination of the vision of India’s past and future. Subhash Chandra Bose had rightly said that India’s freedom struggle is not only against British emperical rule but also against the global empirical rule,” the Prime Minister said.
“Netaji termed India’s freedom struggle necessary for the entire humankind. With the passage of time, Netaji’s saying has been proved true. After India’s Independence, many other nations also became free from empires and empirical rule came to an end in the entire world,” the PM said.
Speaking on India’s achievements, the Prime Minister said, “Today our achievements are not only for us, but showing the path to the entire humankind. India’s developmental path, intermingled with Atmanirbharta (self-reliance) will be the pathway for the entire world. In the times of Corona, this is also being proved. The entire world is benefiting from the Atmanirbharta of India in vaccine manufacturing. We are helpful in getting rid of everybody’s pain and sorrow. But while doing so we are sacrificing ourselves. This is India’s ideology,” said the PM.
“Today, countries of the world are congratulating India, putting their trust in India. This is the first glimpse of our glorious future,” the PM said.
The Prime Minister on Friday flagged off a replica of the famous Dandi Yatra at the Sabarmati ashram in which 81 ‘Pad yatris’ will reach Dandi on April 6 after completing the 386-kilometre route.
The PM also launched the ‘Azadi ka Amrit’ festival website and the ‘Charkha’ campaign and Atmanirbharta incubator.
Programmes marking 75 years of the country’s independence will take place at 75 different locations in six districts on Friday.
These places are associated with India’s freedom movement like Rajkot, Mandvi (Kutch), Porbandar, Vadodara, Bardoli (Surat) and Dandi (Navsari).
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel will lead the celebrations in Rajkot.
Speaker of the Gujarat state assembly, Rajendra Trivedi will preside over the celebrations at Navlakhi ground in Vadodara.
The British faced resistance due to the ‘Satyagrah’ agitation carried out by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Bardoli, opposing the Revenue imposed on farmers. Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama will preside over the celebrations at Bardoli.
Porbandar, the birthplace of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, will have celebrations which would be led by Cabinet Minister RC Faldu.
Mahatma Gandhi-led Dandi March had culminated at Dandi in Navsari. The celebrations at Dandi will be presided by the minister of state, Ishwarsinh Patel.
The celebrations at Mandvi, the birthplace of Shyamji Krishna Varma, will be led by minister of state, Vasanbhai Ahir.