PM Modi pays homage to the victims of 26/11 in his speech that was made via video conference. The speech was made on the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference.
The Prime Minister also spoke about Constitution Day that was also announced today 5 years ago.
26 November marks the day Mumbai was engulfed in a terror attack unmatched by any seen in the country. Almost 166 innocent lives were lost. 18 security personnel died on duty.
Here are some snippets from PM Modi’s speech.
Today is the day to pay homage to the inspiration of Pujya Bapu, the commitment of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Many such representatives had paved the way for the Navnirman of India. The country should remember those efforts, for this purpose, it was decided to celebrate November 26 as Constitution Day 5 years ago.
Everything from the role of the three parts of the constitution to decorum is described in the Constitution itself. In the 70s, we saw how there was an attempt to dissolve the dignity of ‘separation of power’, but the country found the answer in the Constitution.
After that period of emergency, the system of Checks and Balances became stronger and stronger. The legislature, executive and judiciary all three learned a lot from that period and moved forward.
The maturity that has been introduced by more than 130 crore people of India. A big reason for this is that all Indians have full faith in the three parts of the Constitution. Constant work has also been done to increase this belief.
PM Modi pays homage to 26/11 victims
Today also is associated with the biggest terrorist attack on the country. In 2008, terrorists from Pakistan attacked Mumbai. Many Indians died in this attack. People from many more countries were killed. I pay my respects to all those killed in the Mumbai attack.
Many of our policemen were martyred in this attack. I bow to them. Today’s India is combating terrorism with new policy-new methods.
Today I also pay obeisance to our security forces who are trying to defend India, who are thwarting the conspiracy-like the Mumbai attack.