Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing National Cadet Corps at Delhi Cantonment's Cariappa Ground (Pic. Courtesy PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly cautioned against attempts being made to sow differences and create rifts among the people of the country.
Addressing a rally of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at the Cariappa Ground in Delhi Cantonment on Saturday, PM Modi said, “Desh ko todne ke kai bahane dhoonde jaate hein. Bhaanti, bhaanti ki baatein nikaal kar, Maa Bharti ki santaano ke beech main doodh mein daraar karne ki koshishe ho rahi hein (Several pretexts are being raised to break the country. Several issues are raked up to create divisions among the children of Mother India),” the Prime Minister said.
“Despite such efforts, there will never be differences among the people of India,” he said. “Maa ke doodh main kabhi darar nahi ho sakti,” PM Modi said.
“The mantra of Unity is the ultimate antidote. The Mantra of Unity is a pledge as well as India’s strength. This is the only way India will achieve grandeur” the Prime Minister emphasised.
The Prime Minister remarked that it is not just India’s Amrit Kaal but the Amrit Kaal of the youth of India and when the nation will be celebrating 100 years of its independence, it will be the youth who will be at the summit of success. “We must not lose any opportunity and continue moving forward with the resolve to take India to new heights”, PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister noted that India and NCC are both celebrating their 75th anniversaries this year and praised the efforts of those who have contributed towards nation-building by leading the NCC and by being a part of it.
The Prime Minister complimented the cadets for the Unity flame where they completed the run from Kanyakumari to Delhi by covering 50 kilometres daily for 60 days and said that the flame and the cultural extravaganza of the evening has strengthened the spirit of ‘EK Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.
Noting that the NCC Cadets took part in the Republic Day Parade, the Prime Minister highlighted the speciality of the parade taking place on Kartavya Path for the first time. He also suggested the NCC Cadets to visit places like National War Memorial, Police Memorial, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum in Red Fort, Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalay, Sardar Patel Museum and B R Ambedkar Museum so that they can find inspiration and encouragement to move forward in life.
The Prime Minister emphasised the centrality of youth as the key energy that runs a nation. “When dreams turn into resolution and life is dedicated to it then success is assured. This is a time of new opportunities for the youth of India. Everywhere it is evident that India’s time has arrived. The entire world is looking towards India and it is all due to the youth of India”, the Prime Minister stressed. The Prime Minister expressed pride in the youth’s enthusiasm for the upcoming G-20 Presidency
“When the country is brimming with the energy and enthusiasm of the youth, the priorities of that country will always be its young people”, the Prime Minister said as he mentioned the efforts of the government to provide a platform for the youth that will help them in achieving their dreams. Noting that various sectors are being opened up for the youth of the nation, be it the digital revolution, start-up revolution or innovation revolution, the Prime Minister underlined that the youth of India are its biggest beneficiaries.
Pointing out that even assault rifles and bulletproof jackets were imported into India, the Prime Minister highlighted the reforms in the defence sector and informed that today India is manufacturing hundreds of defence products. He also touched upon the fast-paced border infrastructural work that is taking place and underlined that it will open a new world of opportunities and possibilities for the youth of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday cautioned against attempts to sow differences and create divisions in the country and asserted that such efforts will not succeed.
Addressing a rally of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at the Cariappa Ground in Delhi Cantonment, Modi said the mantra of unity was the only way for India to achieve grandeur.
The Prime Minister said that the entire world was looking towards India because of the youth of the country. PM Modi said his government had unleashed digital, start-up and innovation revolutions which are benefiting the youth.
This is the time of new opportunities for the youth of India. Everywhere it is evident that India’s time has arrived,” he said addressing the NCC cadets who took part in the Republic Day celebrations.
At the same time, the Prime Minister urged caution against attempts to divide the country.
The Prime Minister’s remarks came against the backdrop of the raging controversy over a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots.
PM Modi lauded the NCC cadets who participated in the Republic Day celebration and said the priority for the country would always be the young people who are brimming with energy and enthusiasm.
He said the youngsters have immense opportunities as his government was encouraging private participation in space and defence sectors where start-ups were making huge strides.
He highlighted the reforms in the defence sector, saying assault rifles that were imported earlier were now being manufactured within the country.
The Prime Minister said fast-paced border infrastructure work was taking place and it would open a new world of opportunities and possibilities for the youth.
PM Modi said it was also a time of great possibilities for the daughters of the country.
“Police and paramilitary forces have witnessed the number of women doubling in the last eight years. The path has been paved for the deployment of women on the frontiers of all three armed,” he said.
He said women have been recruited as sailors in the Navy and have also started entering combat roles in the armed forces.
“First batch of women cadets has started training at the National Defence Academy in Pune and 1500 girl students have been admitted in Sainik Schools which were thrown open for the girl students for the first time,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister said the National Cadet Corps too has seen a consistent rise in women participation in the last decade.
Earlier, the Prime Minister released a special Day Cover and a commemorative specially minted coin of ₹ 75 denomination, commemorating 75 years of NCC.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, NCC Director General Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh, Chief of Defence Staff Anil Chauhan, Chief of Army Staff Gen Manoj Pande, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Harikumar, Chief of Air Staff V R Chaudhari and Defence Secretary Girdhar Armaane were present on occasion.