India is celebrating its 74th Independence Day on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Rajghat and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi as the celebrations started. The prime minister then it proceeded to the Red Fort where he remembered those who laid their lives for India’s Independence.
PM Modi also applauded the grit and resilience of the country’s frontline workers in fight against Covid-19, which has killed thousands in the country. He also stressed on the need to become self-reliant. Seventy-three years of independence from the British rule is being celebrated in a subdued manner due to the coronavirus crisis
Over 1,500 “coronavirus winners” who recovered from the disease, are present at the function in a symbol of the citizens’ determination to fight the pandemic and emerge winners.
DRDO-developed anti-drone system was deployed near Red Fort
DRDO-developed anti-drone system deployed near Red Fort today. The system can detect and jam micro drones up to 3 kilometres and use laser to bring down a target up to 1-2.5 kilometres depending on the wattage of laser weapon, according to news agency ANI.
Development work in over 1,300 islands in country underway: PM
“There are more than 1,300 islands in our country. Keeping in mind their geographical location and their significance in the development of the nation, work to begin new projects in some of these islands is underway,” said PM Modi.
Our hearts meet with India’s neighbours: PM Modi
“Today, neighbours are not only those with whom we share our geographical boundaries but also those with whom our hearts meet,” said PM Modi.
‘Ram Temple construction started 10 days ago’: PM Modi says conduct of people ‘inspirational’
“Construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya started 10 days ago. Ramjanmbhoomi issue that prevailed for centuries, has been resolved peacefully. The conduct of people of the country has been unprecedented and is an inspiration for future,” said PM Modi in his Independence Day speech.
PM Modi ends Independence Day speech
PM Modi has concluded his Independence Day speech which ran for over 1 hour 30 minutes.
Covid-19 is not an obstacle big enough to hamper self-reliant India’s growth: PM Modi
“Covid-19 is not an obstacle big enough to hamper self-reliant India’s growth,” says PM Modi.
India’s policies, processes and products should be the best: PM Modi
“Our processes, policies, products should be the best. That is how India will be at the top of the world,” says PM Modi.
NCC will select 1 lakh cadets from coastal, border areas, one-third will be female cadets: PM
“National Cadet Corps will select 1 lakh cadets from coastal and border areas and one-third of these will be female cadets,” says PM Modi.
Working with maritime neighbours to ensure peace and stability in Southeast Asia: PM
“We are working with our maritime neighbours to ensure peace and stability in Southeast Asia,” says PM Modi in Independence Day speech.
India is thankful to all nations who extended help during Covid-19 struggle: PM Modi
PM Modi thanked all nations who extended help to India during her struggle with coronavirus.
Ladakh showed how India responds to those who threaten her territorial integrity: PM Modi
“From LOC to LAC, whoever dared to cross the line and threaten the territorial integrity of India was met with an appropriate response from our brave soldiers,” says PM Modi.
Decreasing carbon footprint will be done on a war-footing: PM Modi
“Decreasing our carbon footprint and conservation of biodiversity will be done on a war-footing,” says PM Modi in Independence Day speech.
J-K has completed one year of independence from Article 370
“This one year is a year of the new journey of development for Jammu and Kashmir. This one year is the year of the rights received by the women and the Dalits in Jammu and Kashmir. This one year is also the year of a life of dignity for the refugees in Jammu and Kashmir,” says PM Modi.
3 vaccines candidates are at different stages of testing in India: PM Modi
“All of us are waiting for a vaccine for Covid-19. I want to tell you that three vaccine candidates are at different stages of testing in the country. A made in India vaccine will be out soon,” says PM Modi.
PM Modi announces National Digital Health Mission
PM Modi announces National Digital Health Mission, says it will bring a revolution in India’s health sector
We have worked for women empowerment: PM Modi
“We have worked for women empowerment- Navy and airforce are taking women in combat, women are now leaders, we abolished triple talaq, got sanitary pads to women for just 1 rupee,” says PM Modi
Optical fibre network will reach all 6 lakh villages of India: PM
“All 6 lakh villages on India will be connected via optical fibre within 1,000 days,” says PM Modi
National Education Policy will equip kids for global competition: PM
“Education plays an important role in new India, and we have introduced the National Education policy, which will help our children grow and be equipped for global competition,” says PM Modi.
Rs 90,000 crore directly transferred to bank accounts of poor: PM
“About Rs 90,000 crore directly transferred to bank accounts of poor; over 80 crore people provided free food grains,” says PM Modi.
Middle class will benefit most from ease of living, says PM Modi
“Middle class will benefit most from a better ranking in ease of living and we are striving for it,” says PM Modi.
Jal Jeevan Mission empowered spirit of cooperative competitive federalism, says PM Modi
“Jal Jeevan Mission has empowered the spirit of cooperative competitive federalism,” says PM Modi.
Economic clusters will be formed in villages: PM Modi
“We need to strengthen agrarian businesses. Economic clusters will be formed in villages for this purpose,” says PM Modi.
We will have to work extra hard for upliftment of all: PM Modi
“Some areas tend to be left behind in journeys of development. There are 110 districts in India that have to be brought back in the narrative of development. We will have to work extra hard for upliftment of all,” says PM Modi.
India’s progress seen in all fields in past 6 years: PM Modi
“Be it providing every household with electricity, cooking gas, creating bank accounts for the poor or building toilets in all houses, India has progressed a lot in every field in the last 6 years,” says PM Modi.
Opening up space sector will generate employment: PM Modi
“I am confident that measures like opening up space sector will generate many new employment opportunities for our youth, said PM Modi.
Record FDI investment reflects world’s confidence in India: PM Modi
“India’s record FDI investment shows the world’s growing confidence in our nation,” says PM Modi.
Make in World should also be a key slogan like Make in India: PM Modi
“Make in World should also be a key slogan like Make in India is,” says PM Modi in his address to the nation.
Humanity must be centre of economic growth: PM Modi
“While we focus on economic growth and development, humanity must retain a central role in this process,” says PM Modi.
Vocal for local should be key slogan of independent India: PM Modi
“Vocal for local should be the key slogan of independent India,” says PM Modi at Red Fort.
We have to provide for hungry in our nation, world: PM Modi
“We have to strengthen our agriculture industry, to provide for the hungry in our nation as well as the world,” says PM Modi in Independence Day speech.
India has to utilise its human resource: PM Modi
PM Modi says India has to focus on its human resources and skill development.
India has to stop exporting raw material, importing finished goods: PM
“India has to stop exporting raw material and importing finished goods. We have to become self-reliant,” says PM.
‘I have faith in India’s approach’: PM Modi on India becoming self-reliant
“India has vowed to be self-reliant amid Covid-19. Self-reliance is compulsory for families and for the nation. I have faith in India’s approach,” says PM Modi
PM lauds nation’s ‘unwavering spirit’
“India’s soul has been attacked several times, but our nation’s unwavering spirit conquered all,” says PM Modi in his Independence Day speech.
I salute the corona warriors: PM Modi
“I salute the corona warriors who have worked relentlessly for the nation. I extend my condolences to families that have lost loved ones in this battle against coronavirus,” says PM at Red Fort.
We owe this freedom to those who fought for Independence: PM Modi
“We owe this freedom to those hundreds who fought for our Independence,” says PM Modi.
PM Modi begins address to nation
PM Modi has begun his address to the nation from the Red Fort.
PM Modi unfurls national flag
PM Modi unfurled the national flag at Red Fort and national anthem was played.
PM Modi receives guard of honour
Rajnath Singh and defence secretary Ajay Kumar received the PM at Red Fort. The PM received the guard of honour.
PM Modi pays tributes at Rajghat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes at Rajghat.