Manmohan Singh on National Unity in an Independence Day Speech

August 15, 2006

Today, from this historic Red Fort, I appeal to every one of you to re-dedicate yourself to build a new India. - An India that is united in thought, not divided by religion and language. - An India that is united in our Indianness, not divided by caste and region. - An India that is united in seeking new opportunities for growth, not divided by disparities. - An India that is caring and inclusive. Our religions may be different. Our castes may be different. Our languages may be different. But we are all Indians. In our progress lies the progress of the nation. Our fortunes and our nation’s fortunes are intertwined. And working together, we can make this fortune a glorious one.

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