"India is the mother of democracy", Indian PM Modi said in his address to the Indians and to the whole indian diaspora across the globe. From the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today led the Independence Day celebrations.
"Our tricolour is waving in its full glory not only in India, but in every corner of the world ", Modi said in his address to the nation.
In his address, Narendra Modi also said the completion of 75 years of Independence was a time to step towards a new direction with a new resolve. He offered tributes to a galaxy of freedom fighters, including Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru among others.
"During our freedom struggle, there was not one year where our freedom fighters did not face brutality and cruelty. Today is the day when, as we pay them our respects, we need to remember their vision and dream for India ", PM Modi said.