New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here on the occasion of 67th Republic Day.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi extended his greetings to the people and lauded the architect of Indian Constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
“Today we remember all the great women and men, who contributed in the framing of our Constitution. I salute Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, who as the chairman of the drafting committee, provide exceptional leadership during the making of the Constitution. Our Constitution is extensive and elaborate. It is not merely a legal document, but also a social document. It does not talk of rights only but even emphasizes on duties,” said Prime Minister Modi.
The Prime Minister also saluted the security forces for steadfastly protecting the country, its borders, seas and skies.
“I salute our armed forces and paramilitary forces that are protecting our country, our borders, seas and skies steadfastly. India will remain forever grateful to them for their valour,” he said.
He also thanked French President Francois Hollande for gracing the Republic Day celebrations as the chief guest. (ANI)