The PSUs are formed to fall in a pit, to fail, to get locked or to be sold out. That has been the history. We have tried to bring in a new culture. And today for the first time, I can say with satisfaction that Air India which had a bad image, has succeeded in registering an operational profit last year. At a time when telecom companies all over the world were earning, BSNL was falling in a pit. For the first time, BSNL has succeeded in earning an operational profit. Nobody knew whether the Shipping Corporation of India would ever be in profit. Today Shipping Corporation of India is making a profit.”
Operational profit is the profit that a company makes from its business operations. It is what accountants call earnings before interest and taxes. In the case of Air India, as I have written in the past, the airline has made an operational profit primarily because of the fall in oil prices. I will not repeat the argument here. (You can read the column explaining this here
). Also, just because the airline has made an operational profit doesn’t mean that the airline is not losing money.
What Mr. Modi forgot to tell us is that the airline lost Rs 2,636 crore in 2015-2016. Herein we need to differentiate between the operating profit of the company and the net profit/loss. Anyone who has studied Finance 101 knows that operating profit and net profit are two different things all together.
Operational profit is the profit that a company makes from its business operations. After this, the company needs to pay interest on its debt, as well as taxes to the government. What remains is the net profit or net loss, as is the case with Air India. In the case of Air India, the airline had a debt of Rs 51,367 crore as on March 31, 2015, and interest needs to be paid on this debt. After paying this interest, the airline ended with a net loss.
Also, the complete profit and loss statement of the airline for 2015-2016, hasn’t been made public yet. From the data that is available in the public domain, it can be said that the airline made an operating profit primarily because of a fall in oil prices. If there is anything more to it, then the government needs to make available the complete set of numbers, as soon as possible, in the public domain.
Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity to speak to you today.
I am very proud to be India.
India has been independent for seventy-one years. Since 1947.
Today, on this day, the Seventeenth of August, we the people of India celebrate our independence with a flag ceremony, competitions and games.
Jakarta is our capital city and Monas is our national monument.
India is a democratic Republic with an elected president every five years.
We are a country of many cultures, custom, and tradition with a population of more than two hundred and fifty million people in thirty-four provinces across thirteen thousand islands speaking nearly five hundred different ethnic languages.
Our diversity is both united and unique.
The beautiful island of Bali and the temples of Borobodur and Prambanan are examples of attractions which draw visitors from all over the world to our shores.
From the tip of Sumatra to the outer reaches of Papua. India is celebrated.
Merdeka! Independence. Freedom to all.
Peace on earth to everyone. God bless India!
Independence Day Speech In Hindi
स्वतंत्रता दिवस का हर देश में अत्यन्त महत्व होता है। यह वही दिन होता है जो हर गुलाम देश अपनी स्वतंत्रता के दिन को पूरे उत्सव के रूप में मनाता है। भारतवर्ष प्रत्येक वर्ष 15 अगस्त के दिन को स्वतंत्रता दिवस के रूप में मनाता है।
भारत ने 15 अगस्त 1947 को अंग्रेजों की दासता से मुकित मिली थी। यह मुकित उसे 190 वर्षों की गुलामी के बाद मिली थी। स्वतंत्र होने के पश्चात देश के प्रथम प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में पंडित जवाहरलाल नेहरू और प्रथम राष्टपति के रूप में डा0 राजेन्द्र प्रसाद जी का चयन किया गया था। यह दिन पूरे देश में हर पर्व से बढ़कर मनाया गया था। इस दिन के बाद प्रतिवर्ष दिल्ली के लालकिला पर प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा झंडोत्तोलन का आयोजन किया जाने लगा। इस दिन सभी शिक्षण संस्थानों और कार्यालयों में अवकाश का दिन होता है। इन स्थानों पर विधिवत झंडा फहराया जाता है। छात्र-छात्राओं द्वारा आकर्षक एवं रंगारंग कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किया जाता है। झांकियां निकाली जाती है। मिठाइयां और चाकलेट वितरण किया जाता है।
सभी धर्मों के लोग बिना किसी भेद-भाव के साथ-साथ इस कार्यक्रम में शामिल होते हैं। यह दिन हर देशवासी को स्वतंत्र होने का अहसास दिलाता है। इस दिन हम उन लाखों स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों को याद करते हैं जिन्होंने किसी न किसी रूप में भारतवर्ष से अंगे्रजों को भगाने में अपना योगदान दिया। हम उनका कर्ज कभी नहीं चुका सकते,अत: हम उन्हें याद करके अपना कर्तव्य याद करने का प्रयास करते हैं।
आज भारतवर्ष भ्रष्टाचार, जमाखोरी, अपहरण, फिरौती, हत्या, बलात्कार आदि जैसे भयानक रोगों के चंगुल में बुरी तरह से जकड़ता जा रहा है। देश का शायद ही ऐसा कोर्इ हिस्सा बचा हो जो इन से अछुता हो। अत: आज के युवाओं को समिमलित प्रयास कर तथा क्रांति का बिगुल फुंककर भारत को पुन: उसका गौरव दिलाने का प्रयास करना चाहिए, अन्यथा दिन-व-दिन भारत गत्र्त में समाहित होता जाएगा।
All the leaders are united together in the parliament to step toward the freedom of India. As midnight approached slowly after a long awaited time of 200 years…the happiness of freedom spread to the whole country. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gave his historic speech ‘Tryst with Destiny’ and in the clear sky of independent India, on 15 Aug 1947, he hoisted the national flag, all the way higher and higher.
But the path to independence was not at all an easy one. It all started in 1857 with the nationwide revolt of Rani Lakshmi Bai. But unfortunately, we were unable to get independence.
It is said that if you like a thing from the core of the heart, then the whole Universe gets ready to help you to get the thing. Likewise, our freedom fighters devoted their whole and soul for the freedom of India in the real sense.
Arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle boosted the pace of Independence. He worked on the Principle of Ahinsa and Philosophy of Truth. He united the whole country in the thread of unity and marched broadly towards Independence. Our freedom fighters like Sardar Wallav Bhai Patel, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Sardar Bhagat Singh and many others joined the revolution to free the nation from the Clutch Of Britishers.
independence day (India) 2018
In 1942, Gandhiji launched the Quit India Movement which was an ultimatum to the Britishers which forced them to leave India. At last, in the month of Feb 1947, Britishers Declared to leave the country till the month of August and on 15 Aug 1947, India got Independence which was the result of the immense tribute of Our Freedom Fighters to the Nation. Let us Salute our freedom fighters on this day to show due respect to our Freedom Fighters and maintain the glory of a country by keeping a remembrance of them in our hearts.
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