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Insult to Tricolour on Republic Day was sad, says PM

Calls for patience, courage to take nation forward

The country was saddened by the insult to the Tricolour on the 26th of January in Delhi, PM Modi said.

NEW DELHI, Jan 31 (The CONNECT) - Making in veiled reference to the violence in the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the farm bills, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today remarked that the country was saddened by the insult to the Tricolour on the Republic Day.

In his monthly Mann Ki Baat address to the nation, Modi listed the various good news on cricket, the announcement of the Padma awards and the celebration of the Republic Day and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose birth anniversary as Parakram Divas, and said: “Amidst all this, the country was saddened by the insult to the Tricolour on the 26th of January in Delhi.” He did not elaborate.

Modi recalled that the last year, the national displayed “exemplary patience and courage.” “This year too, we have to work hard to attain our resolves. We have to take our country forward at a faster pace,” he said.

Pointing out that the nation is going to commence the celebration of 75 years of her Independence, Amrit Mahotsav, he said “this is an excellent time to explore places associated with those heroes on account of whom we attained Freedom.”

He said the freedom struggle was fought with full might in every part, every city, every town and village of India. In every corner of this land, Bharatbhoomi, great sons and brave daughters were born who gave up their lives for the nation. Hence it is very important that the country preserved the saga of their struggles as an inspiration for generations to come.

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