PM Modi: Country is correcting mistakes made in history after Independence
PM Modi, in an apparent jibe at previous Congress governments, said that after independence, attempts were made to remove the contributions of many great people, as well as India’s culture and values and that the country is now correcting mistakes of the past. He also encouraged people to be inspired by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s mindset of “can do” and “will do.”
“India’s freedom struggle involved the sacrifices of lakhs of people, but attempts were made to limit their history. But today, decades after independence, the country is correcting those mistakes,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a group after unveiling a hologram statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the India Gate on the 125th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter. He also stated that no power in the world will be able to prevent India from achieving its goal of building a “new India” before the country’s hundredth year of independence in 2047.
During the investiture ceremony, the Prime Minister also conferred the ‘Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar’ for the years 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. During the ceremony, seven awards were awarded in total.
This award was created to recognize and honor individuals and organizations in India who have made significant contributions and provided selfless service in the field of disaster management. Every year, on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the award is announced. In the instance of an institution, the award carries a cash prize of Rs. 51 lakh and a certificate, while in the case of a person, the award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh and a certificate.
Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said “Netaji’s statue will not only remind us of our duties to the nation but also inspire the generations to come.” He further added, “Netaji instilled the belief of a free India.”
“Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose refused to bow before the British. Soon the hologram statue will be replaced by a grand granite statue. Netaji’s statue will inspire democratic values and future generations,” he said.
“Netaji used to say, ‘Never lose faith in the dream of independent India, there is no power in the world that can shake India. ‘Today we have a goal to fulfill the dreams of independent India. We have a target to build a New India before the 100 yrs of independence,” PM Modi added.
“We have emphasized reform along with relief, rescue and rehabilitation,” he said. “We strengthened, modernized, and expanded the NDRF across the country. From space technology to planning and management, best possible practices have been adopted,” he said.
“The grand statue of our Netaji, who had established the first independent government on India’s soil, is being installed in digital form near India Gate. Very soon this hologram statue will be replaced by a big granite statue,” he further said.
The holographic statue is powered by a 4K projector with 30,000 lumens. Visitors will be unable to see an invisible holographic screen since it is built in such a way that it is not visible. The 3D image of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been projected on it to create the effect of a hologram.
The hologram statue, which is 28 feet long and 6 feet broad, was installed beneath a canopy that had housed King George V’s statue until it was removed in 1968.
Visitors will be unable to view an invisible, high-gain, 90% clear holographic screen that has been designed in such a way that it is not apparent.
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