New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the country to mark the 74th Independence Day, said that 130 crore Indians have pledged to make India self-reliant. The prime minister added that ‘What country can do, world has seen this in Ladakh’.
Talking about the deadly clash between armies of India and China in Galwan Valley earlier this year, Modi said, “Respect for India’s sovereignty is supreme for us. What our brave soldiers can do for this resolution, what the country can do, the world has seen this in Ladakh.”
Modi said there are several challenges for India to become self-dependent, but the country also has “130 crore solutions”, referring to the citizens. “I am confident that India will realise this dream,” the prime minister said. “I am confident of the abilities, confidence and potential of my fellow Indians. Once we decide to do something, we do not rest till we achieve that goal.”
Addressing the nation from the Red Fort, the Prime Minister said, “When we embark upon an extraordinary journey to achieve an extraordinary target, multiple and unusual challenges come in our way.”