There are many people in the country who have struggled 

for development after the independence of the country.

Today I bow to all of them through this platform.

It is one thing to be free and it is another to move beyond freedom

The country has made a lot of progress in these 75 years, 

today is the time to remember and celebrate it.

The countries that got independence after us have gone far ahead of us today

while the most hardworking and intelligent people of the world are in India