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My India: My Pride

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By Shobhna Aggarwal

Mahatma Gandhi, popularly known as ‘The Father of the Nation’ led the seminal Satyagraha against British rule on March 12, 1930. The day witnessed the commencement of a 24-day long Dandi March to mark the initiation of the Civil Disobedience Movement. The step was truly revolutionary as it was necessary to attain freedom.

Following this symbolic date, the Government of India has launched the zealous celebrations on March 12, 2022 to commemorate 75 years of Independence. Notably, the chosen date is exactly 75 weeks hence to 15th of August – the celebrated day of Indian Independence.

The government has further propagated, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – an initiative to celebrate and commemorate the glorious history of the country’s people, culture and achievements. This Mahotsav will showcase an evolutionary journey as well as the power and potential of India.

From the second largest military force, fifth largest economy to a journey of 1991 Liberalisation and an indefatigable dream of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, we have dreamt and conquered it all. And, in the span of 75 years, India has evidently climbed the technological ladder as well, just how the Former Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru visioned.

He had once stated that we must aim “to convert India’s economy into that of a modern state, and to fit her into the nuclear age and do it quickly”. Thus, in 1954, the Department of Atomic Energy was established. Two decades later, India successfully tested the first nuclear bomb. Moreover, India became the first to launch the satellite ‘Aryabhatta’ in 1975.

It is a matter of pride how we have recently inched closer towards social liberation by embracing the first President from an indigenous tribal community, Ms. Droupadi Murmu.

At present, India stands with more than 7.9 million Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), a sector which is the major contributor to the socio-economic development of the country. Besides, the country is home to 105 unicorns i.e. companies with an evaluation of more than $1 billion.

I firmly believe that India is full of hope. In the next 25 years as we will gear up to celebrate a century of sovereignty, India will shine with wealth and power.

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