Updated: December 23, 2021 6:22:27 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said that India should emerge as a world leader in the post-COVID new world order.
Addressing the second National Committee meeting on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in New Delhi, the PM said that we are celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav at a time when the whole world is going through the COVID-19 crisis.
“The crisis has taught us all new lessons and shattered the existing structures which will lead to the emergence of a new world order in the post-COVID era. So, as we celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, we should envisage a pivotal role for India and that it should emerge as a world leader in this post-COVID new world order,” he said.
The first meeting of the National Committee was organised on March 8 this year, days before the launch of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations by the Prime Minister. The celebrations will go on till August 15, 2022, when India completes 75 years of Independence
The Prime Minister further stated that it is commonly stated that the 21st century belongs to Asia, it is important to focus on India’s stature in Asia in this century.
The Prime Minister emphasized that this is an opportune time to set our eyes on 2047 when the country will celebrate 100 years of independence. It is at that time that the current generation will be at the helm of affairs and the nation’s destiny will be in their hands. “The current generation is fired with the motivation to create a new future. But it must be remembered that the future is always borne in the lap of the past… We must not forget our forefathers who have sacrificed their youth, lives and families for the country.”
According to a statement by the Ministry of Culture, the members also gave an overview of the activities taken up by them under Amrit Mahotsav and also gave their suggestions and inputs to further strengthen the campaign.
The members of the National Committee who attended the meeting included Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, various state Governors, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, political leaders, government officials, besides a host of spiritual leaders, artists and film personalities among others. Secretary Culture, Govind Mohan gave a presentation on the overview of activities of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
As per officials in the Ministry of Culture, the members who gave inputs and suggestions at the meeting included former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda; Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat; Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan; UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath; Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot; Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy; BJP President JP Nadda ; NCP chief Sharad Pawar; singer Lata Mangeshkar; and actor Rajnikanth; among others.
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