Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday hosted the customary Independence Day reception 'At Home' at Raj Bhavan here and lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his dynamic leadership, besides reminding people the value of patriotism.
"Inspired by the dynamic leadership of our Prime Minister, the nation is asserting itself," he told the gathering that included Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Deputy CM Panneerselvam, Speaker P Dhanapal, state ministers and foreign diplomas.
Hailing the country's economic progress, Governor Purohit said India was on a proud forward march in the comity of nations. "It is the fastest growing emerging economy of the world. It is on the cusp of reaping the benefits of the demographic dividend," he said.
Considering the huge wealth of talent the nation was endowed with, "the future promises to be even rosier, it is in our hands to make that happen." When the nation of 125 crore people moved forward, it would not only dominate the world, but also leave everybody behind and that "in my view is the concept of new India that is emerging."
Paying tributes to freedom fighters who "silently underwent suffering in the long struggle that involved enormous sacrifice and hardship," he said it was important to utilise the hard won freedom for the benefit of people. Poverty should be eliminated and employment opportunities must be available to all, he said at the event that also included
Cultural events embellished the evening event on the lovely lawns of the Raj Bhavan, ably supervised by Additional Chief Secretary to Governor, R Rajagopal. (With PTI report)...