New Delhi 15 August 2020: On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla unfurled the national flag and inspected a guard of honour at his residence in New Delhi today.
Shri Birla conveyed his heartiest wishes to the people on the occasion of of the 74th independence Day. Paying tribute to the patriots who fought for the nation’s independence Shri Birla said, “Today we remember the brave martyrs whose sacrifices led us to our cherished independence.” And hoped that with the resolve of New India, the nation shall continue to progress ahead on the path to inclusive development. Shri Birla exuded confidence that “India will move forward on the path of progress and development with able leadership and the determination of the people of the country”
Speaking about the address of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Mr. Birla said, “Today, the people have responded wholeheartedly to the resolution of Atmanirbhar Bharat at the call of the Prime Minister.” He said that today the whole country is moving towards self-reliant India. He expressed confidence that India will become an export-led economy in the times to come.
Shri Birla made it clear that India wants peace with all its neighbors. While refuting expansionism, he said that “Development-oriented policy, and not expansionism, should guide the world.”