75 years of freedom struggle
The special session of the Parliament to commemorate 75-years of the Quit India movement turned out to be quite engaging. Unlike other sessions where high volumes often supersede intellectual value, this Session witnessed a dynamic exchange of ideas regarding what it meant to pursue freedom in a liberal democracy, and how the present can be reconstructed to become as glorious as the bygone days of our reminiscent past. Prime Minister Modi called out to all parties, requesting them to rise above partisan differences and instead extend hands to fight towards uplifting India from the evils that are anchoring it towards regression.
The Parliament session had been scheduled as a special event to commemorate India's freedom struggle, one among the many initiatives undertaken by the Central government to celebrate India's glorious phase of freedom struggle in its most recent 20th-century history. Aware of a growing controversy of alienation among different cultural and ethnic segments in the country, the Prime Minister emphasised on the need to recuperate from any kind of difference, calling for all citizens to equally participate in building an enviable future for India. By recalling Mahatma Gandhi's focus on unity amidst different groups, Prime Minister Modi urged all citizens to shed misconceptions of internal dispute and stride ahead, arm-in-arm, as residents nurtured in the home of 'Bharat Mata.'