Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that after Independence new things were constructed only for some families, but now the time has changed as our government is building monuments of national importance.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the new Circuit House near Somnath Temple in Gujarat, the Prime Minister said that the country is leaving behind that narrow thinking and building new places of pride, giving them grandeur.
"After Independence, new things were constructed only for a few families from Delhi. But today, the country is leaving behind that narrow thinking, building new places of pride, giving them grandeur. It is our government that built Babasaheb Memorial in Delhi. Our government built the APJ Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameshwaram. Similarly, the places associated with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Shyamji Krishna Varma have been given grandeur. Adivasi museums are also being built across the country to bring forth the glorious history of our tribal society," said PM Modi.
A grand granite statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be installed at India Gate, PM Modi announced.
"At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India's indebtedness to him," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
The Prime Minister said that till the time the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of the freedom fighter would be inaugurated on January 23.
He further said that the initiatives like Incredible India and Dekho Apna Desh are opening up endless possibilities in the tourism sector.
The Prime Minister further urged people to travel and discover their own roots by visiting hidden gems of India.
"Vocal for Local is not limited to buying local products. I urge you, before you think of travelling abroad, travel and discover your roots by visiting hidden gems of India," said PM Modi.