No Indian can forget Pulwama attack, says PM Modi in Chennai

Pulwama attack anniversary

No Indian can forget Pulwama attack, says PM Modi in Chennai
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the farmers of Tamil Nadu for record food grain production and advised them to remember the mantra of "per drop more crop" stating that this will help future generations

The PM was speaking after inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of several key projects in Chennai.

Here is a look at some of the key points from his speech

1)I want to appreciate the farmers of Tamil Nadu for record food grain production and good use of water resources. We have to do whatever we can do to conserve water. Always remember the mantra of 'Per drop, more crop'.

2)No Indian can forget this day. Two years ago, the Pulwama attack happened. We pay homage to all the martyrs we lost in that attack. We are proud of our security forces. Their bravery will continue to inspire generations.

3)Our armed forces have shown time and again they are fully capable of protecting our motherland.

4)Currently, there are no Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody. Similarly, 330 boats have also been released and we are working on the release of the rest of the boats.

5)The issue of Tamil rights has been taken up by us consistently with Sri Lanka. We are committed to ensuring that they live with equality, justice, peace and dignity: PM Modi in Chennai

6)Tamil Nadu is already a leading automobile manufacturing hub of India. Now, I see, Tamil Nadu evolving as the tank manufacturing hub of India.

7)One of the two defence corridors is in Tamil Nadu. It has already received an investment commitment of over Rs 8,100 crore. Today, I am proud to dedicate to the nation the indigenously designed and manufactured Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A).

8)Chennai is full of energy and enthusiasm. It is a city of knowledge and creativity. From here, we begin key infrastructure projects. These projects are symbols of innovation and indigenous development.

9)The Central Government has accepted the long-standing demand of Devendrakulla Vellalar community to be known by their heritage name and not by the 6-7 names listed in Schedule to the Constitution.

Pulwama attack anniversary: Netizens pay tribute to CRPF soldiers 

February 14 marks two years of the deadly attack when terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad's (JeM) suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar rammed his explosive-laden car into a CRPF convoy, killing 40 Indian soldiers

The CRPF remembered the martyrs of Pulwama attack on Sunday and wrote, "Did not Forgive, will not Forget: Salute to our brothers who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation in #PulwamaAttack . Indebted, we stand with the families of our valiant Bravehearts".

Further, netizens also paid tribute to all 40 soldier who lost their lives in 2019 Pulwama attack.

Last year, a memorial of all 40 martyrs was inaugurated on February 14 at the CRPF training centre at Lethpora camp in Pulwama. The memorial is inscribed with the names of all 40 troopers along with their photographs and the motto of the CRPF -- "Seva and Nishtha" (Service and Loyalty).