PORVORIM: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, while taunting the opposition for the frequent disruption of the House, said that the House functioning for a lesser period is a matter of concern.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addressed members of the Goa Legislative Assembly on the theme of ‘Viksit Bharat 2047: Role of Elected Representatives.
“ House functioning for the lesser day is a sign of concern, but for a small state like Goa, working of the House for 40 days is a good sign,” said Birla during his speech on Vikasit Bharat
He further said that all should work towards Vikasit Bharat and that India would be a developed nation by 2047 with the collective efforts of the people.
“I am sure Goa will be the first state to achieve Vikasit Bharat,” said Birla
Birla said that when India adopted parliamentary democracy after independence, many countries felt that with such a large population and geography, the country with this situation might not be able to do anything, but today India is showing the mirror to the world.
“Our strength has increased due to the new thinking of the youth. Today the youth is doing exceptionally well in every field. India’s intellectual capacity has also increased. I am happy that in the coming days, I will lead in every field in the whole world,” he added.
Lauding the building for its reflection of India’s diversity and traditional riches in its architecture, he said the new India is shedding the “slave mentality” which had crept into the country after hundreds of years of bondage.
“It is always better that laws are passed after extensive and proper debates,” Birla told MLAS from the coastal state at the programme.
He stressed that the debates in assemblies and Parliament should be non-political and unbiased.
He equated the 25 years from now till the centenary of India’s independence in 2047– to the similar time gap between Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement, which had ended in 1922 and the country’s freedom.
Gandhi’s movement led to a “new consciousness” among the masses and filled them with confidence as they devoted themselves to freedom, he said, adding that every citizen should work similarly for a developed India in the next 25 years.