Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the India has got freedom from age-old laws in the last seven years.
Modi said the same in his virtual address on the occasion of the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ or National Unity Day, Sunday on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
“In the last seven years, the country has got freedom from all the decades-old hereditary laws. It has led to uniting India. Be it Jammu and Kashmir, the North East or a village in the Himalayas, every part of the country is heading towards development today,” the Prime Minister said.
He added, “However, we must always remember that the passengers of a boat have to take care of the boat as well.”
Invoking Sardar Patel’s slogan of a united India, Modi said, “Sardar Sahab would see India as a living entity. That is why his idea of one India meant equal opportunities and a right to dream alike for the people. As such, we need to build a nation where women should have equal opportunities, the Dalits, underprivileged, tribals and every citizen of the country should feel equal. There should be no discrimination in facilities like electricity and water. This is what India is doing today.”
He added, “India is not only a geographical entity but a country full of ideals, culture and concepts — the land where more than 130 crore people live.”
Speaking about the ongoing infrastructural developments in the country, the Prime Minister stated: “Projects are on to cut down geographical distances. How will people understand the culture of another region if they have to think a hundred times before reaching from one corner to another? As such, we are setting up projects that will cut down this distance and help our unity grow.”