Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed that the Republic Day parade this year holds special significance as it is dedicated to the strength of the country's women. Addressing a group of NCC cadets and NSS volunteers, he highlighted that this Republic Day marks the 75th anniversary, making it even more memorable.
The Prime Minister urged the youth to learn about the life and ideals of former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur, who is set to be honored with the Bharat Ratna. He emphasized that incorporating Thakur's values into their lives would elevate their personalities.
Referring to the younger generation as 'Gen Z,' Modi preferred calling them "amrit pidhi" and encouraged them to prioritize the mantra of "nation first" in their lives. He lauded Thakur's achievements, noting that despite being born in poverty and facing social inequality, he became Bihar's chief minister twice. Modi highlighted Thakur's humility, dedication to social justice, and care for all sections of society.
Thakur's life, centered on honesty and social upliftment, serves as an inspiration for the government's efforts towards the welfare of the poor and the backward sections of society, according to Modi.
The Prime Minister shared the government's commitment to transforming India into a developed country by 2047 and urged the youth to contribute to this vision. He encouraged them to embrace their heritage, maintain discipline, prioritize health, and take pride in their culture.
Notably, on National Girl Child Day, Modi celebrated the courage and achievements of India's daughters. He mentioned new opportunities for girl students to join the Army and the admission of girl students to various sainik schools, underscoring the government's commitment to empowering women.
(With Agency Inputs)