Clock of Indian history comes full circle for ryots

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (UNI) The clock of Indian history today appeared to have come full circle for a group of farmers as agriculture and education figured high on the agenda of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 40-minute speech in Hindi, reminding them the speeches of yore delivered by first few prime ministers from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

A group of farmers, who had come to witness the celebrations of the 62nd Independence Day, were amused by the fact that the PM laid a special emphasis on the agriculture, health and education sectors.

''We don't come here every year, but try to make it most of the times. But today when we heard the PM speaking, it warmed the cockles of our hearts that core issues such as education, health, infrastructure found a prominent place in his speech,'' they gushed.

''For past some years, we were hearing PMs waxing eloquent on Pakistand and Jammu and Kashmir and making thunderous noises. Though Pakistan and the Kashmir issue also figured in the PM speech today it was not that predominantly as was the case earlier,'' the group, hailing from Hisar in Haryana, said.

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