Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s interaction with Tribal Guests, NCC cadets, NSS Volunteers and Republic Day Tableaux Artists at an ‘At Home’ event

  • Friends, You have come here from different parts of the country. There are colleagues from far-flung tribal areas of the country.
  • The energetic youth of NCC-NSS are also here and so are the artists who spread the messages of different states to the rest of the country through tableaux on Rajpath.
  • When you march past at Rajpath with passion, every countryman is infused with enthusiasm.
  • When you present tableaux of India’s rich art, culture and heritage, the head of every countryman is held high with pride.
  • I have seen that at the time of the parade, there are some Heads of the State sitting next to me.
  • When they see so many things, they are surprised, ask a lot of questions to me and try to find out what and how it is in which corner of the country?
  • When our tribal colleagues display the colours of culture on Rajpath, the whole of India is soaked in those colours and is full of mirth.
  • The Republic Day parade salutes India’s great socio-cultural heritage as well as our strategic potential.
  • The Republic Day parade also salutes our Constitution, which brings to life the world’s biggest democracy.
  • I convey my best wishes to you for the best performance on 26th January.I also have a request for you.
  • Delhi is experiencing a chilling winter. Those who have come from the South must be facing some problems.
  • You have been here for many days but many of you are not accustomed to this cold weather.
  • You have to wake up early in the morning to go out for a drill. I would say that you take care of your health also.
  • Friends, This year, our country is heralding the 75th year of its independence. There is also the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur ji this year.
  • And this year, we are also celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • Now, the country has decided that we will celebrate Netaji’s birthday as Parakram Diwas (Bravery Day). On the occasion of Parakram Diwas, I was in his karmabhoomi Kolkata yesterday.
  • The 75 years of independence, Guru Teg Bahadur ji’s life, Netaji’s valour, his pathos, all these are great inspiration for all of us.
  • We did not get the opportunity to sacrifice everything for the independence of the country, because many of us have been born after independence.