12 Nov 2023

(See in pics) PM Modi says place where jawans are posted is not less than any temple for me, celebrates Diwali with brave security forces in Lepcha, Himachal Pradesh

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed brave jawans at Lepcha, Himachal Pradesh on the occasion of Diwali today.

Addressing the jawans, the Prime conveyed his best wishes on Diwali along with the jawans from the border areas of India, the country's last village, which has now been deemed the first village. 

Recounting his experience, the Prime Minister said that festivities are wherever the family is there. He said the situation of being away from family on the day of the festival for safeguarding the border is pinnacle of devotion to duty. “Country is grateful and indebted to you for this. That is why one ‘Diya’ is lit for your safety in every household”, he said. 

“The place where jawans are posted is not less than any temple for me. Wherever you are, my festival is there. This is going on for perhaps 30-35 years”, he added.

The Prime Minister paid tribute to the jawans and the tradition of sacrifice by the armed forces. “Our brave jawans have proven themselves to be the strongest wall on the border”, he said. “Our brave jawans have always won the hearts of the citizens by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.” 

The Prime Minister highlighted the contributions of the armed forces in nation-building. He mentioned natural calamities like earthquakes and tsunamis as well as international peace missions where the armed forces have saved numerous lives. “Armed forces have taken India’s pride to new heights”, he remarked. 

Underlining the role of Indian armed forces in evacuation missions not only for Indians but for foreign nationals as well, the Prime Minister recalled the successful evacuation carried out from the turmoil in Sudan and the rescue mission after the earthquake in Turkiye. “From the combat field to rescue missions, Indian armed forces are committed to saving lives”, the Prime Minister said. He added that every citizen feels pride in the country’s armed forces.   

Pointing towards the global expectations from India in the current world scenario, the PM Modi reiterated the importance of the secured border, peace and stability in the country. “India is safe as its borders are protected by the brave jawans with Himalaya-like determination”, he said.

The Prime Minister narrated the achievements in the last one year since the last Diwali and mentioned Chandrayaan landing, Aditya L1, test related to Gaganyaan, indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, Tumkur helicopter factory, Vibrant Village campaign, and sporting achievements. 

Noting that India has created possibilities from its struggles, the Prime Minister said that the nation has now stepped on the path of Atmanirbhar Bharat. He highlighted India’s unprecedented growth in the defence sector and its emergence as a global player and said that the strength of India's armies and security forces is continuously increasing.  He informed that India's defence exports have increased more than 8 times since the PM visited the region in 2016. “Defence production worth more than Rs 1 lakh crore is taking place in the country today. This is a record in itself”, he added.

No comments:

Post a Comment