As India celebrates its 75th Independence Day on August 15, we take a look at what Indian and world leaders said.
Our youth is the ‘Can Do’ Generation, and they can achieve everything they set their mind to. Our actions today will determine our future. Our today will set the theme of our 100 years of India’s Independence.
— Narendra Modi, Prime Minister
I wish all those celebrating today, in India, in the United States, and throughout the world, a safe and happy Indian Independence Day.
— Joe Biden, US President
I take this occasion to convey our appreciation to the government and people of India, particularly the Embassy of India team here, for the support during these difficult times.
— Lotay Tshering, Bhutan’s PM
On this great festival, I bow to the great freedom fighters who sacrificed themselves for freedom and all the brave soldiers dedicated to the security of the country. Your sacrifice and dedication will always inspire us to serve the nation.
— Amit Shah, Union Home Minister
While non-violence is our ultimate duty, protecting the integrity of the nation is also equally important. Therefore, we are ready to sacrifice anything for the unity and integrity of the nation.
— Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister
We attained Independence after a long struggle, now we are working towards becoming a ‘New India’ as we celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ this year.
— Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker
The fight against farm laws is not political. It does not matter who is in power where. We need to stand by what is right and to ensure that our rights under the Constitution are not crushed.
— Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM
On the 75th Independence Day, let us all come together to strengthen our voices against all forces that aim to stifle our freedom. We must never forget the sacrifice of those who fought a long and hard battle for this day.
— Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM
For the independence of Mother India, there was resistance from the British in every corner of the country including villages, towns and forests. On the occasion of Independence Day, let us salute all the revolutionaries who have amazed the whole world with their indomitable valour and give meaning to the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Jai Hind!
— Yogi Adityanath, UP CM
Today, let’s take the pledge that we will liberate our country from the shackles of poverty, caste discrimination, gender inequality, communal ideologies, sectarianism & all social injustices to recapture the meaning of freedom in all its glory. Happy Independence Day.
— Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala CM
Our curriculum teaches physics, chemistry but not patriotism. Our new ‘Deshbhakti Curriculum’ will instil patriotic values in our children.
— Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM