PM Narendra Modi addressed farmers in his republic day speech
Dear fellow citizens, Every Indian salute our farmers, who have made our vast and populous country self-reliant in food-grains and dairy products. Despite adversities of nature, numerous other challenges and therefore the COVID-19 pandemic, our farmers sustained the agricultural production. A grateful nation is fully committed to the welfare of our farmers.
Just as our hardworking farmers ensure food security for the country, the brave soldiers of the soldiers ensure the security of our national boundaries amid severest conditions. From the cold at Siachen and Galway valley in Ladakh with temperatures as low as minus 50 to 60-degree Centigrade to the scorching heat in Jaisalmer with temperatures as high as 50-degree Centigrade – ashore, within the skies and at the vast coastal areas – our warriors are vigilant every moment. Every citizen feels proud about the bravery, patriotism and therefore the spirit of sacrifice among our soldiers.
By their contribution to food security, national security, protection against disease and disasters and to different areas of development, our scientists have strengthened our national endeavours. From space to the farms, from educational institutions to hospitals, the community of scientists has enriched our life and work. Our scientists are working day and night for decoding the Coronavirus and that they have succeeded in developing the vaccine in record time. With this accomplishment, our scientists have added an excellent chapter of contribution to the well-being of humanity. Our scientists, alongside doctors, administrators and other people from other walks of life, have made a major contribution in containing the virus and keeping the death rate lower in our country, compared thereto in developed countries. Thus, all our farmers, soldiers and scientists deserve special appreciation and a grateful nation greets them on this auspicious occasion of the Republic Day.