PM expresses “special gratitude” to workers involved in the redevelopment of Kartavya Path

New Delhi: Kartavya Path opened, cultural festival and drone show will continue till 11 September

BY | Friday, 9 September, 2022

Prime Minister Narender Modi, on 8 Sepetember, inaugurated Kartavya Path in a grand function. In his address, he said, “Kingsway i.e. Rajpath, the symbol of slavery, has become a matter of history from today and has been erased forever.”

At the event, Modi also met a group of sixteen workers, who were engaged in the redevelopment of the entire stretch and invited them along with their families as special guests on the 2023 Republic Day Parade.

“The Shramjeevis of Central Vista and their families will be my special guests on the next Republic Day Parade.” the Prime Minister said. He also thanked the workers for being a living and breathing example of “Kartavya” (duty) towards the nation and praised them for carrying a dream for the nation’s glory in their hearts.

Modi said that today there is a tradition of respect for Shram (labour) and Shramjeevi (workers) in the country, and with the emphasis on sensitivity in policies, there has now come a sensitivity in decisions, and ‘Shramev Jayate’ is becoming a mantra for the nation.

PM also unvieled the 28-ft jet-black granite statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Recalling the greatness of Netaji, the Prime Minister said, “Subhas Chandra Bose was such a great man who was beyond the challenge of position and resources. His acceptance was such that the whole world considered him a leader.”

Modi lamented that after independence “this great hero of ours was forgotten …. His ideas, even the symbols associated with them, were ignored”. He added that Netaji Subhash was the first head of Akhand Bharat, who freed Andaman before 1947 and hoisted the Tricolor.

A special 10-minute drone show on Netaji’s life would be projected free to public at India Gate at 8pm on 9, 10 & 11 September 2022.

After inaugurating ‘Kartavya Path’ stretching from Rasthrapati Bhavan to India Gate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the new parliament building will have a special gallery dedicated to workers engaged in its construction.

“Workers working on the new Parliament building will get a place of honour in one of the galleries.” he said. The government plans to hold the Winter Session of Parliament in the new building.


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