India is now correcting mistakes made in decades after Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday after he unveiled a hologram statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at India Gate in Delhi. The statue was unveiled on the 125th birth anniversary of the iconic freedom fighter.
Modi said the statue will inspire India’s democratic values and future generations as Netaji had refused to bow before the British. “It will not only remind us of our duties towards the nation but also inspire the generations to come,” he said.
In an apparent swipe at the previous Congress governments, the prime minister said attempts were made after independence to erase contributions of many great people besides India's culture and values, but asserted that the country is now correcting mistakes of the past.
Modi also said no power in the world can prevent the country from achieving its goal of building a 'new India' before the hundredth year of independence in 2047.
He also exhorted people to take inspiration from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's "can do" and "will do" spirit.
At the event, the prime minister also conferred the Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskars, for the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.