PM Modi inaugurates Netaji's hologram statue at India Gate, says efforts were made to remove contributions of many great personalities after independence
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a hologram statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate to mark his 125th birth anniversary.
He said after independence was achieved actions were taken to remove the contributions made by many 'great personalities'.
A granite statue of Netaji will be placed later under the cupola where the statue of British monarch King George V once stood.
Addressing the gathering, he said that the grand statue of Netaji, who had established the first independent government on the soil of India, and who gave us the confidence of achieving a sovereign and strong India, is being installed in digital form near India Gate. Soon this hologram statue will be replaced by a granite statue.
"This statue is a homage to the hero of freedom by the grateful nation and will keep on reminding our institutions and generations the lesson of national duty," he said.
आज़ादी के अमृत महोत्सव का संकल्प है कि भारत अपनी पहचान और प्रेरणाओं को पुनर्जीवित करेगा।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 23, 2022
ये दुर्भाग्य रहा कि आजादी के बाद देश की संस्कृति और संस्कारों के साथ ही अनेक महान व्यक्तित्वों के योगदान को मिटाने का काम किया गया: PM @narendramodi
Speaking at the event, Modi said: "It was unfortunate that after independence,work was done to erase the contribution of many great personalities."
"Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav resolves that India will revive its identity and inspirations," he said.
PM also conferred Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskars for the year 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 in the investiture ceremony.
This award was instituted by the Union Government to recognize and honour the invaluable contribution and selfless service rendered by the individuals and organisations in India in the field of disaster management.
The Prime Minister emphasized the need to strengthen institutions to improve capacity to deal with disasters.
He cited examples of cyclones in Odisha, West Bengal, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat for illustrating the new preparedness as these disasters saw much lesser damage than earlier times.
He said that the country has an end to end cyclone response system, much better early warning system and tools of disaster risk analysis and disaster risk management.
The Prime Minister also highlighted India’s leadership in the sphere of disaster management at global level. In the CDRI- Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, India has given a big thought and gift to the global community and 35 countries along with the United Kingdom are already part of the coalition.
The Prime Minister said Joint Military Exercises among armies are common in various countries of the world. But for the first time India has started the tradition of Joint Drill for Disaster Management.