Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu today called for concerted efforts to eradicate poverty, illiteracy, corruption and other social evils like gender discrimination as part of building an economically stronger India. He said that will be a real tribute to freedom fighters.
In a Facebook post on the occasion of the launch of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’- a 75-week festival to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence, the Vice President said that this is a defining moment in national journey and an opportunity to recollect the legacy bequeathed to us by the Mahatma Gandhi and the countless freedom fighters. He said that it is people solemn duty to remember and celebrate the extraordinary spirit of country’s freedom fighters, their supreme sacrifices, and their lofty ideals.
Referring to the padayatra which commenced today from Sabarmati to Dandi over 25 days, retracing the footsteps of Bapu during the historic Salt March, Mr. Naidu said it is a befitting celebration of India’s hard-earned Independence and marks a unique way of mapping the nation’s eventful journey since Independence. He said the padayatra symbolizes our commitment to draw inspiration from the past and work together to meet the current and evolving challenges with a single-minded devotion, courage and confidence.