Citizens must participate in creating a ‘new Uttar Pradesh’: CM Yogi

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday unfurled the national flag at his official residence in Lucknow on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day. He urged the citizens of the state to discharge their duties and responsibilities honestly and take part in creating a “new Uttar Pradesh” in front of the country and the world.

In his address, the CM said, “In the past 75 years, India has advanced significantly. This festival provides us with an opportunity to reflect and meditate on this journey. There is an appeal to the people of the entire state that they should discharge their duties honestly and help in taking the schemes of the government to the people of the state.”

The Chief Minister pointed out that the country’s greatest challenge is to eradicate perverted social ills such as casteism, communalism, linguistic differences, regionalism and all other kinds of divisions among people.

“It has been successful to a great extent in the past years. Today, Uttar Pradesh has established itself as the best law and order, a riot-free state in the country. As a result, Uttar Pradesh has been recognized as the best investment destination,” he remarked.

The CM continued by saying that today the whole world is looking towards the state with optimistic eyes. “Now we have to work against corruption on the same lines as the law and order has been established.”

Stating that Republic Day is an opportunity to express gratitude towards the heritage, the CM said, “It is an opportunity to bow down to those great sons of Mother India, immortal sacrificers, and great freedom fighters. On the occasion of the 74th Republic of the country, we must all comprehend the feelings of democracy that have led the entire world to look with optimism towards India.”

The CM noted that India has a robust democracy and claimed that India’s roots in democracy are as old and strong as those of human history itself. In every period of time, the constitution that was adopted by India to run its system is respected even today in the form of scriptures and memories.

According to CM Yogi, the constitution-making committee was formed under the chairmanship of Dr. Rajendra Prasad and each and every article and section of the constitution was completed with commitment under the leadership of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar on the same lines as weaving a garland. To express gratitude for this, the Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi, decided to celebrate November 26 as Constitution Day.

CM Yogi went on to say that implementing the constitution means following the instructions outlined in it and treating this single document as the ultimate authority.

In reference to hosting the G20 in UP, the Chief Minister said that India has the chance to preside over the 20 most prestigious nations in the world during the ‘Amrit Kaal’. “It presents the story of New India to all of us and to the world. It gives all of us an opportunity to establish India’s potential on the global stage. This event is to be held in some cities of UP as well. Every citizen of UP has to set an example in front of the country and the world by joining it”, he remarked.

Parade starts with flag hoisting and national anthem

Earlier, the Chief Minister also went to the Republic Day parade, where numerous tableaux offered a glimpse of the culture and diversity of Uttar Pradesh. The parade program was started by Governor Anandi Ben Patel and Chief Minister by unfurling the flag. This was followed by presentation of the national anthem.

Along with the bravery displayed by the Indian Armed Forces, the parade also displayed the courage of the paramilitary groups and the contingents of the UP Police. Schoolchildren and sportspersons also took part in the parade alongside them. There were also tableaux of various departments.

All of the guests, including the Chief Minister and parade participants, received flower showers from the sky during the parade. On this occasion, folk dances from Rajasthan, Punjab, Manipur, and many other states were also performed. Students from several schools also conveyed through dancing the state’s awareness of the environment, cleanliness, and yoga.

In addition, a number of cultural programmes with the themes of ‘Swarnim  Bharat’, Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat, ‘Sashakt Bharat’ were also presented. Through the presentation of film songs based on patriotism, the students presented a picture of the bravery and valor of the armed forces as well as their high spirits even in adverse circumstances. The tableaux grabbed attention with its glimpses of state government’s initiatives like Mission Shakti, Green Corridor, Ram Rajyam, Ayushman Bharat, Namami Gange, Smart Class, Coarse grains and GIS. The program also ended with the presentation of the national anthem.

CM interacts with children

When some kids arrived to greet CM Yogi on stage, the CM appeared to be having a great time with them. These children, who showed up in a variety of costumes, were likewise quite eager to meet the CM. Children came dressed as UP police and some had tricolour turbans on. The CM interacted with these children and listened to their views very carefully. Along with this, he was also seen explaining the importance of the parade to the children.

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