Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his Independence Day address by reciting a poem. The Prime Minister's Office has also posted the patriotic poem on its official Twitter handle.
While addressing the nation from Red Fort on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day after hoisting the Indian Tricolour, Prime Minister Modi decided to conclude his speech in verse.
Here's a roughly translated version of the Hindi poem:
“This is the time, the right time,
India's precious time.
There is nothing you can't achieve,
There is nothing you can't do,
Rise up, join each other,
Realise your potential,
Realise your duties,
This is India's precious time,
This is the time, the right time,
India's precious time,
It has the power of innumerable shoulders,
With Patriotism everywhere,
Rise, wave the Tricolour,
Give shape to the future of India.”
यही समय है, सही समय है,— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2021
भारत का अनमोल समय है।
असंख्य भुजाओं की शक्ति है,
हर तरफ़ देश की भक्ति है,
तुम उठो तिरंगा लहरा दो,
भारत के भाग्य को फहरा दो: PM @narendramodi
यही समय है, सही समय है, भारत का अनमोल समय है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2021
कुछ ऐसा नहीं जो कर ना सको,
कुछ ऐसा नहीं जो पा ना सको,
तुम उठ जाओ, तुम जुट जाओ,
सामर्थ्य को अपने पहचानो,
कर्तव्य को अपने सब जानो,
भारत का ये अनमोल समय है,
यही समय है, सही समय है: PM @narendramodi
In his speech, Prime Minister Modi appreciated athletes who made India proud at the Tokyo Olympics and the efforts made by India's COVID-19 warriors. Lauding India's Olympics winners, the Indian Prime Minister said that the athletes have not only won hearts but have also inspired future generations.
PM Modi informed that in 75 weeks of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', 75 'Vande Bharat' trains will connect different parts of the country.
He also gave a call for ‘Sabka Prayas’ along with ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ towards building a new India. The Prime Minister stressed India’s goal to become independent or Aatmanirbhar.
PM Modi also said that the development of Jammu and Kashmir is visible on the ground and preparations are underway for Assembly polls there.
For the first time, two Indian Air Force Mi 17 1V helicopters showered petals as soon as the Tricolour was hoisted by the Prime Minister. A combined Inter-Services and Delhi Police Guard then gave PM Modi a general salute. The Indian Prime Minister then inspected the Guard of Honour, who was stationed in front of the Indian flag.