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Let us build a new India: PM

August 15, 2006 10:51 IST

On Independence Day, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave a philosophical description of India and laid emphasis on maintaining unity despite diversity of religion, caste and language.

Addressing the nation from ramparts of the historic Red Fort, he asked Indian nationals to rededicate themselves to build a new India.

"Today from this historic Red Fort, I appeal to every one of you to rededicate yourself to build a new India.

  • An India that is united in thought, not divided by religion and language,
  • An India that is united in our Indianness, not divided by caste and region,
  • An India that is united in seeking new opportunities for growth, not divided by disparities,
  • An India that is caring and inclusive.

While observing that religions, castes and languages might be different, he said "we are all Indians. In our progress lies the progress of the nation."

"Our fortunes and our nation's fortunes are intertwined. And working together, we can make this fortune a glorious one," he added.

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Sub: give us our freedom

This is a very happier moments for all of us, as we celebrated our 59th independence day, just a day before. But it's also very ...

Posted by abhijit

Sub: PM's indipendence day speech

As I know last 20 years (I am 35 now) every year all the PMs speaking the same thing at the time of every independence ...

Posted by Elango

Sub: New India???

Nothing to be happy about Independence day. Feel shame of it. Bcoz country like India does not deserve to be independent. It was much better ...

Posted by P. Bhatt

Sub: We cannot be new anymore

It is ridiculous that PM is making such comments on the Independence day.He is talking of an India without caste and religion and it is ...

Posted by Hemant R

Sub: hypocrite

united????...i guess he made reservation implemented!!!

Posted by pk



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