August 16, 1982, 40 years ago: PM’s Independence Day speech – India Times Hindi News

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 15 August called upon the people to stand firm in the face of the disruptive forces that undermine the unity of the country. There was a need to rekindle the spirit of sacrifice and effort that characterized the freedom struggle. Speaking after unfurling the national flag DelhiOn the occasion of 36th Independence Day of the country, PM said at the Red Fort that no progress is possible in the absence of unity and hard work. The task of loosening the grip of poverty, reducing injustice and making the benefits of freedom accessible to all was enormous. He acknowledged that injustice, oppression and corruption continued to exist in spite of all efforts. But a weak government could not deal with these problems.

Israel’s demand

A cabinet statement said the Israeli government called for an investigation into the list of Palestinian guerrillas leaving Beirut and insisted that it return a captured Air Force pilot before the evacuation could begin. Despite optimistic talk of an impending agreement, a senior government official said Israel suspected the PLO was planning to release several thousand guerrillas in Beirut.

dancer taboo

Indian Ambassador to Pakistan, KD Sharma clarified that it was the Government of Pakistan that had decided not to allow Indian classical dancer Bharti Shivaji to perform in Pakistan on the occasion of India’s Independence Day celebrations.

Amitabh improved

film star Amitabh BachchanAccording to a medical bulletin issued by Breach Candy Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment for an intestinal injury, his condition “though still critical, has shown improvement”.