PM Modi speaks in Lok Sabha on 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement
A special session of the Parliament is being held to commemorate 75th anniversary of ‘Quit India Movement’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking on the occasion in Lok Sabha, said, “This is a special occasion – we remember the Quit India movement. Remembering such movements gives us strength as a nation. It is important for the younger generation to know about historical events like the Quit India movement.”
The PM remembered Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and said, “The Quit India movement marked the rise of a new leadership. They supported Mahatma Gandhi during the movement. The Indian freedom struggle witnessed participation from a wide range of individuals over several years.
“People followed the clarion call of Mahatma Gandhi of ‘Do or Die’. Our freedom was not only about our country. It was a defining moment in bringing an end to colonialism in other parts of the world too.” Prime Minister Modi talked about the significant role women played during the freedom struggle of India.
While urging people to pledge for a ‘New India’ by 2022, the premier said, “The menace of corruption has adversely impacted our development journey. Poverty, lack of education & malnutrition – these are big challenges our nation faces. We need to bring a positive change in this regard. From 2017 to 2022, when India turns 75, we need to create the same spirit that existed from 1942 to 1947. In 1942, the clarion call was ‘Karenge Ya Marenge’ – today it is ‘Karenge Aur Kar Ke Rahenge.’ These 5 years are about Sankalp Se Siddhi.”