Modi gives 'Quit India' call for communalism, casteism and corruption

Modi gives 'Quit India' call for communalism, casteism and corruption

Exhorts people to join him in expelling these problems from the country by 2022

Modi gives 'Quit India' call for communalism, casteism and corruption
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given 'Quit India' call for communalism, casteism, corruption, terrorism, poverty, and filth, exhorting people to join him with “utmost strength” in expelling these problems from the country to make “a new India” by 2022.

During his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio program on Sunday, he described August as the 'month of revolution.'

While the non-cooperation movement against Britishers was launched on the August 1, 1920, the Quit India Movement, also known as ‘Agast Kranti,’ began on August 9, 1942, and India got freedom from the British rule on August 15, 1947.

“We must make 2017 our 'Year of Resolve'. In this month of August, we have to come together and resolve: Filth - Quit India; Poverty – Quit India; Corruption – Quit India; Terrorism – Quit India; Casteism – Quit India; Communalism – Quit India,” he said.

He appealed to the people to work with the similar resolve as the people of the country showed for five years from the roll out of Quit India Movement by Mahatma Gandhi.

“The need for today is not ‘Do or Die’, instead it is to resolve, to come together, persevere, and work relentlessly with our utmost strength towards the making of a new India. Let us live by and strive for this resolve,” he said.

This year's Independence Day should be celebrated as one of resolve, to end the problems in the next five years, he said.

“I remind you once again of ‘Agast Kranti’, of 9th August, I remind you once again of 15th August. And I am reminding you once again of 2022, 75 years of India’s Independence. Every countryman should make a resolve, every countryman should prepare a 5-year roadmap to realize that resolve, " he added.

Urging people to share their ideas for his Independence Day speech, the Prime Minister said he would try to deliver a shorter speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on this Independence Day.

“For the previous three 15th August speeches, one consistent complaint has been that my speeches tend to be a little lengthy. I have planned to keep my speech short this time, not more than 40-45-50 minutes. I have tried to draw these rules for myself, but I don’t know whether I’ll be able to stick to them. But, I do intend to try this time to shorten my speech.” he said.

While talking about India's freedom struggle, he said many of the people would not know that it was Yusuf Meher Ali who had coined the slogan 'Quit India.'Prime Minister announced the holding of a 'Quit India Quiz' from August 8.

“A Quit India Quiz is also being launched for my young friends on NarendraModiApp. This quiz is an attempt to familiarize the youth with India’s glorious history and the heroes of the freedom movement,” he said.
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