In her address, Mrs Fernandes commemorated the freedom fighters whose efforts brought freedom to all Indians. “We must always remember the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters such as Mahatma Ganghi, Nehur, Vallabhabhai Patel and others. We must carry forward their legacy and make this country great,” she said. She invited the gathering to pledge to do one’s best and overcome the challenges that we face as a nation, so that we become the best country in the world.
The programme ended with a patriotic song by Mrs. Suma.