New delhi: prime minister of india drmanmohan singh addressed the nation on wednesday, aug 15. Pm addressed burning issues in the country beginning with economical condition to naxal menace in the country, lokpal bill and violence in assam.
Speech by dr singh on 66th independence day:
My dear countrymen, brothers, sisters and dear children, i greet you all on this anniversary of our independence.the leaders of our freedom movement, under the stewardship of mahatma gandhi, had dreamt of an independent and prosperous india. On this day in 1947, pandit jawaharlal nehru took the first step towards the realisation of that dream by hoisting the tricolour at the red fort. The journey we began on 15 august, 1947 is now 65 years old. We have achieved much in these 65 years.
Today is certainly a day to celebrate the success of our democracy. However, on this occasion we should also introspect about what remains to be done. We would achieve independence in the true sense only when we are able to banish poverty, illiteracy, hunger and backwardness from our country. This would be possible only when we learn from our failures and build on our successes.