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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.
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.