PM Modi Hoists National Flag At Red Fort On 75th Anniversary of Azad Hind Government

New Delhi :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hoisted the national flag at Red Fort to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Azad Hind Government. This is the first time that a Prime Minister has hoisted the National Flag on a day other than the Independence Day.

In his speech, Modi said that the Azad Hind Government which was founded on 21 October 1943 and inspired by the ideals of Subhas Chandra Bose, was the government of every Indian. He added Subhas Chandra Bose had only one aim in mind, to free mother India from British rule. 

PM Modi said, “Netaji had promised an India where everyone has equal rights and equal opportunities. He had promised a prosperous nation which was proud of its traditions, development in all areas. He had promised to uproot ‘divide & rule’. Even after so many years those dreams remain unfulfilled.”

The Prime Minister added that we have reached ‘Swaraj’ after lakhs of sacrifices. It’s our responsibility to maintain this ‘Swaraj’ with ‘Suraaj’.

Modi also said that several measures were taken in the last 4 years to strengthen the defence of our country. He cited the examples of Surgical Strike and making Netaji’s files public.

The prime minister also laid the foundation stone for a museum dedicated to the Azad Hind Fauj.