LOK SABHA SPEAKER SHRI OM BIRLA ATTENDS THE EVENT “AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAVA” AT RAI PITHORA FORT
RAI PITHORA FORT, FOR ITS RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE, IS MOST SUITABLE PLACE FOR ORGANISING “AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAVA”: SHRI BIRLA
DURING LAST 75 YEARS, INDIA HAS MADE TREMENDOUS PROGRESS WHICH HAS OPENED NEW CHAPTERS OF DEMOCRATIC EMPOWERMENT: SHRI OM BIRLA
WE HAVE MADE DEMOCRACY A SUCCESS STORY THROUGH OUR COMMITMENT, DEDICATION, HARD WORK AND COLLECTIVE EFFORTS: SHRI BIRLA
UNITY IN DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH: SHRI BIRLA
OUR AIM IS “EK BHARAT SHRESTH BHARAT”. EVERY THOUGHT AND ACTION OF OURS MUST CONTRIBUTE TO OUR NATIONAL GOAL: LOK SABHA SPEAKER
New Delhi, 12 March, 2021: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla attended “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava” at Rai Pithora Fort in Delhi today.
Invoking Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan, Lok Sabha Speaker said that Rai Pithora Fort was one of the epicenters of India’s struggle against enemies. It is, therefore, the best place for organizing the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava” on the 75th year of India’s Independence.
Speaking on India’s democratic heritage, Shri Birla observed that although we are celebrating 75th year of our Independence from foreign rulers, India has a rich democratic and cultural heritage of thousands of years. In this regard, Shri Birla remembered the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for India’s Independence. He observed that despite incredible diversities, India has always witnessed smooth transfer of power which symbolizes our deep faith in democracy.
Talking about India’s progress during the last 75 years, Shri Om Birla said that India has made tremendous progress and it has opened new chapters of democratic empowerment. India has proved them wrong who doubted our democratic principles at the time of Independence. Through our commitment, dedication, hard work and collective efforts, we have overcome the challenges and made our democracy successful, Shri Birla emphasized.
Shri Birla said that during the last 75 years, India has conducted seventeen general elections and more than four hundred Assembly elections. During this period, many parties have formed governments and lost power but our grassroots democracy has strengthened. Youth participation and participation of women in large number in election processes have strengthened our democracy. In this regard, he appreciated the leaders who played a pivotal role in giving India a good Constitution.
Remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Speaker said that Unity in Diversity is India’s strength. Despite the linguistic, religious and regional diversities, we have succeeded in maintaining our ‘Indianness’.
Lok Sabha Speaker further said that our target is “Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat”. It should be the endeavour of all, particularly the youth, to ensure that our every thought and action contributes to our national goal, the Speaker said.