Independence Day: PM Modi lists five pledges to make India a developed nation in 25 years


Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that India should be termed as a developed nation in 25 years, adding that the nation should be taking five pledges to achieve that objective by 2047.

“We must resolve to work towards a ‘Vikasit Bharat’ (Developed India) and remove any vestiges of colonialism from any corner or in our hearts,” Modi said in this address to the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in the national capital New Delhi.

“In the coming years, we have to focus on ‘Panchpran’ (5 pledges),” he said. “First: to move forward with bigger resolutions and resolve of developed India; second: to erase all traces of servitude; third: be proud of our legacy; fourth: the strength of unity; and fifth: the duties of citizens, and that also includes the PM and CMs.”

He said, “Working towards a Vikasit Bharat, remember the time before Independence… yes, people had different methods of working but the goal was the same and the goal was big – India’s freedom. In this Amrit Kaal (Age of Prosperity) we have to come together and work towards another big goal of a Vikasit Bharat,” he said.

Modi urged the youth to dedicate the next 25 years of their lives for the nation’s development. He said that we should work towards the development of the entire humanity.

“When the dreams are big, hard work is important. It needs to be inspired by the pledge and the determination of freedom fighters who dreamt of a free India,” he added.