PM was accompanied by the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. While addressing the cadets the Prime Minister acknowledged India's brave armed forces and said that the country is proud of them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets, National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers and Tableaux artists at Teen Murti Haifa Chowk in New Delhi. PM was accompanied by the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. While addressing the cadets the Prime Minister acknowledged India’s brave armed forces and said that the country is proud of them. “We are immensely proud of our armed forces. In that spirit, we should seek to know more about the brave individuals who are serving the nation,” PM said. He added by saying that it is important to know about the sacrifices that several police personnel have made for the nation. “There are several police personnel who have given their lives for our nation, it is important to know about their sacrifices,” PM Modi said.
During the interaction, Prime Minister also highlighted the importance of embracing the changes that are happening around. “It is important to embrace changes happening around us. Blind faith is not proper,” PM said. PM also encouraged the cadets to learn from each other. He said that our nation is so diverse and there is so much to learn from one another. Further highlighting the importance of the youth in the country, PM Modi said that the youth of India can bring transformative changes in the nation.
While speaking about the clealiness drive in the country, PM said that it is our duty to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Swachh Bharat. PM Modi also expressed that India was fortunate to have the leaders of 10 Asian countries on the Republic day celebrations. “This Republic Day we were fortunate to have leaders of 10 nations join us for the celebrations,” PM said.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi met his Cambodian counterpart, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and held a joint press conference. While addresing the media the leaders talked about the ties between India and Cambodia. While addressing the joint press conference, PM Narendra Modi said, “Angkor Wat temple’s preservation is the part of the joint cultural heritage of Cambodia and India.” PM Modi also said, “We are ready to further strengthen our relations with Cambodia in the coming future.” Prior to the press conference, PM Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Cambodia held delegation-level talks in Hyderabad House, New Delhi.