(a) 60% of the youth in the age group of 15 to 18 years have got their vaccines within three to four weeks, PM Modi said.
(b) On poaching of rhinoceros, PM Modi appreciate the resolve of the people of Assam to save the rhinoceros.
(c) He also spoke about Virat horse who used to lead the Republic Day parade as Commandant Charger. “Horse Virat came to Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2003 and In this parade, th used to lead the parade every time on Republic Day as Commandant Charger. Even when a foreign head of state was welcomed in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Virat used to play this role.
(d) PM Modi also spoke about Shriman Amai Mahalinga Naik (also known as Tunnel Man) who is a farmer and was chosen for Padma Shri award this year
(e) Further PM Modi announced some of the Padma Award recipients of this year such as Basanti Devi of Uttarakhand, Lorembam Beino Devi of Manipur, and Amai Mahalinga Naik and said, “These are unsung heroes of our country, who have done extraordinary deeds in ordinary circumstances”.
(f) PM said a digital sculpture of Netaji has also been installed at India Gate and thanked people for welcoming this with enthusiasm. He added that in the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, India is re-establishing its national symbols through these efforts.
(g) He said that the Amar Jawan Jyoti near India Gate and the Jyoti lit at the National War Memorial in the vicinity, were merged. At the National War Memorial, the names of all bravehearts who have been martyred since Independence have been inscribed.
(h) PM Modi spoke on Martyr’s Day and remembered Mahatma Gandhi in his monthly radio programme. He also spoke about Republic Day. ” The display of the nation’s valour and strength, which we witnessed on Rajpath in Delhi filled everyone with pride and enthusiasm”.