Inaugurating the ‘Kartavya Path’ at India Gate in the national capital, prime minister Narendra Modi on September 8 said a new era has begun in the form of Kartavya Path that will consign the symbol of colonialism ‘Kingsway’ to history.
Speaking at the inauguration of the ‘Kartavya Path’, PM Modi said: “A new era has begun in the form of Kartavya Path. Symbol of colonialism ‘Kingsway’ will be history and has been erased forever. I congratulate all the people of the country as we come out from another symbol of colonialism.”
PM Narendra Modi said in the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, the country has got new inspiration and new energy. “Today we are filling the picture of tomorrow, leaving behind the past, adding new colours to the picture of tomorrow. Today this new aura is visible everywhere, it is the aura of confidence of new India,” he said.
Prime minister said the Rajpath was for the British Raj, to whom the people of India were slaves. He said Rajpath was also a symbol of slavery and its structure was also a symbol of slavery. “Today its architecture has also changed and its spirit has also changed,” PM stated.
PM Modi said a huge statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has also been installed near India Gate. At the time of slavery, he said there was a statue of the representative of the British Raj.
He said: “Kartavya Path is not just a road of bricks and stones. It is a living example of India’s democratic past and all-time ideals. When the people of the country come here, the statue of Netaji, the National War Memorial, all these will give them such a great inspiration, they will inculcate their sense of duty.”
“Today the country has also established the life of a modern, strong India by installing the statue of Netaji at the same place,” he said.
Modi said the country has changed hundreds of laws that have been going on since the British era. The time and date of the Indian budget, which was following the time of the British parliament for so many decades, has also been changed. Through the National Education Policy, he said now the youth of the country are being liberated from the compulsion of foreign language.
As a part of the central vista redevelopment project, PM Modi inaugurated the ‘Kartavya Path’ at India Gate on September 8.