Sardar Patel wanted equal opportunities for all, says PM Modi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on World Unity Day, celebrated on the occasion of birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He said that Mr Patel's 'Ek Bharat' meant equal opportunities for all including women, Dalits, deprived section of people, tribal and forest dwellers.
Addressing the nation, PM Narendra Modi said, "'Sabka Prayas' is even more relevant in the Amrit Kaal of Independence. This 'Azadi ka Amrit Kaal' is of unprecedented growth, achieving difficult goals and building the India of Sardar Saheb's dreams."
He mentioned that when Sardar Patel said 'Ek Bharat', he meant equal opportunities for all. Elaborating this concept, he said, " 'Ek Bharat' is a Bharat that gives equal opportunities to women, Dalits, deprived, tribal and forest dwellers. Where housing, electricity and water is within the reach of everyone without discrimination. The Country is doing the same with 'Sabka Prayas'," he added.
During his address he mentioned that by the efforts of people of India, the nation is moving towards becoming fully capable nation for everything. "Inspired by Sardar Patel, India is becoming fully capable of meeting external and internal challenges", he added.
Referring to steps taken to strengthen the country in the last 7 years, the Prime Minister informed that the country got rid of unnecessary old laws, strengthened the ideals of unity, and emphasis on connectivity and infrastructure has reduced geographical and cultural distances.
"Today, strengthening the feeling of 'Ek Bharat- Shreshth Bharat', a 'Mahayagya' of social, economic and constitutional integration is going on" and the country's resolve and capability in Water, sky, land and space are unprecedented and the nation has started moving on the path of new mission of Aatmnirbharta.
Watch complete address of PM Narendra Modi to the nation below: