National War Memorial Will Be Dedicated To Nation Tomorrow, Says PM


New Delhi, Feb 24 : In the 53rd episode of his monthly radio-broadcast Mann Ki Baat,Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed confidence of winning the upcoming Lok Sabha polls m and retaining power, while announcing to inaugurate the National War Memorial near India Gate on February 25.

Today’s episode was Prime Minister’s first radio address since the ghastly Pulwama terror attack which had shocked the entire nation.

“I was surprised and pained to see India did not have a National War Memorial; A memorial where the gallantry of soldiers, who gave their lives to protect the nation, can be honoured. I decided that there must be a monument like this in our country,” Modi said.

“Friends, elections are the biggest celebration of democracy. In the next two months, we will be busy in the hurly-burly of general elections. I will also be a candidate. In maintaining respect for healthy democratic traditions, the next episode of Mann Ki Baat will be broadcast on the last Sunday of May,” Modi said.

He said he shall take up the ideas accumulated over March, April and May after the elections, with renewed confidence.

“With your blessings, once again I shall begin this series of ‘Mann Ki Baat’… and shall keep doing it with you for years,” Modi added.

He said connecting with everyone through the programme was a wonderful experience for him.

After the martyrdom of our soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack, there is a lot of anger and resentment among the people of the country.There’s angst in all our hearts. I salute the soldiers who sacrificed their lives. Their sacrifice will motivate us and strengthen our resolve.
People are angry after the Pulwama attack but this anger needs to be directed towards ending terrorism

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