PM Narendra Modi unfurls the national flag at the Red Fort in Delhi to mark India’s 72nd Independence Day. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
PM Narendra Modi unfurls the national flag at the Red Fort in Delhi to mark India’s 72nd Independence Day. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech: Highlights

Gaganyaan and launch of Jan Arogya Abhiyaan on 25 September were among the major highlights of PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech

OTHERS : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on India’s 72nd Independence Day, announced India’s first manned space mission Gaganyaan for 2022 and launch of Jan Arogya Abhiyan on 25 September. Here are the highlights from his Independence Day speech:

15 Aug 2018, 08:52:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on peace in the North East

Tripura, Meghalaya and many parts of Arunachal Pradesh are seeing historic peace. From 126, left wing extremism has been restricted to 90 districts. We are working to ensure peace across the nation, says PM Narendra Modi.

15 Aug 2018, 08:51:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on Kashmir issue

PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech said Kashmir villages will soon have panchayat elections.

15 Aug 2018, 08:49:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on women in judiciary and the legislature

I am proud of the fact that three women judges in Supreme Court are delivering justice. Since independence, this is the first cabinet where so many women are a part of the cabinet, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:47:00 AM IST

Narendra Modi on Triple Talaq

The practice of Triple Talaq has caused great injustice to Muslim women. We are striving to end this practice but there are some people who are not wanting it to end. I promise the Muslim women that I will work to ensure justice is done to them, says PM Narendra Modi.

15 Aug 2018, 08:46:00 AM IST

Narendra Modi announces equal opportunities for women officers

Women officers commissioned in short service will get opportunity for permanent commission like their male counterparts, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:44:00 AM IST

India has cracked down on rape: PM Narendra Modi

We have to free our society and country from this disgusting mentality of rape, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:43:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on black money

We will not spare the corrupt and those who stashed black money. They have ruined the country. Delhi’s streets are now free from power brokers. From the voice of power brokers, the voice of the poor is heard, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:37:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on tax reforms

The honest Indian taxpayer has a big role in the progress of the country. It is due to them that so many people are fed, the lives of the poor are transformed, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:33:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on healthcare reforms

The healthcare initiatives of the government will have a positive impact on 50 crore Indians. It is important to ensure that we free the poor of India from poverty due to which they cannot afford healthcare, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:28:00 AM IST

PM Modi announces Jan Arogya Abhiyaan

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will be launched on 25th September this year. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get proper access to good quality and affordable healthcare, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:25:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Due to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, lakhs of children can lead healthier lives. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) has praised it. Mahatma Gandhi led the Satyagrahis to freedom. Today, the Swachhagrahis have to ensure a Swachh Bharat, says PM Modi.

15 Aug 2018, 08:24:00 AM IST

PM Modi on Saubhagya, Ujjwala schemes

As significant as economic growth, is dignity of the individual. Our schemes such as Ujjwala and Saubhagya Yojana are enhancing the dignity of fellow Indians, says PM Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:20:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on agricultural reforms

With a “Beej Se Bazaar Tak” approach, we are bringing exceptional reforms in the agriculture sector. Our aim is to double farmer incomes by 2022, says PM Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:18:00 AM IST

India to unfurl tricolour in space in 2022: Narendra Modi

India is proud of our scientists, who are excelling in their research and are at the forefront of innovation. In the year 2022 or if possible before, India will unfurl the tricolour in space, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:14:00 AM IST

PM Modi on North East development

There was a time when North East India used to feel that Delhi is very far from them, but today we have brought Delhi to the doorstep of the North East, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:13:00 AM IST

PM Modi on India’s stature in world politics

India’s voice is being heard effectively at the world stage. We are integral parts of forums whose doors were earlier closed for us, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:11:00 AM IST

India is now the land of reform, perform and transform: PM Modi

From being seen as among the fragile five, India is now the land of reform, perform and transform. We are all set for record economic growth, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:08:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on Benami Property Act

The Benani Property Act has come into effect due to sheer will of this government, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:06:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on OROP

The demand for One Rank One Pension (OROP) was also pending for decades. People of India, our brave army personnel had faith in us and we were able to take a decision on OROP. We will always take decisions in the interests of our nation, says PM Narendra Modi.

15 Aug 2018, 08:04:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on GST

Who did not want the Goods and Services Tax to be passed, yet it was pending for years. Last year, GST became a reality.I want to thank the business community for the success of the GST, says PM Narendra Modi.

15 Aug 2018, 08:03:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on MSP hike

The demand for higher minimum support price (MSP) was pending for years. From farmers to political parties to agriculture experts, everybody was asking about it but nothing happened. With blessings of the farmers, the decision on MSP was taken by our Government, says PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 08:01:00 AM IST

PM Modi targets UPA govt in Independence Day speech

If we had continued at the same pace at which toilets were being constructed in 2013, the pace at which electrification was happening in 2013, then it would have taken us decades to complete, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 07:59:00 AM IST

Looking back to look forward: Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech

We are very proud of what we have achieved but at the same time, we also have to look at where we have come from. That is when we will realize the unbelievable strides the nation has taken, says Narendra Modi.

15 Aug 2018, 07:58:00 AM IST

PM Modi on governance since 2014

PM Narendra Modi hails nation-building since 2014.

15 Aug 2018, 07:55:00 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi on the Constitution of India

The Constitution given to us by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has spoken about justice for all. We have to ensure social justice for all and create an India that is developing rapidlym says PM Narendra Modi.

15 Aug 2018, 07:54:00 AM IST

Narendra Modi on 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Next year on Baisakhi, it will be 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. I pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives, says PM Narendra Modi at the red fort in Delhi.

15 Aug 2018, 07:53:00 AM IST

PM Modi condoles deaths due to floods this year

Many parts of the nation witnessed good monsoon but at the same time parts of India have been severely hit by floods. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in these floods, in various parts of India, says PM Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 07:51:00 AM IST

PM Modi recalls the INSV Tarini feat

We are proudly celebrating IndependenceDay today as six women officers of the Indian Navy, circumnavigated the globe recently on INSVTarini.

15 Aug 2018, 07:50:00 AM IST

PM recalls sacrifice during freedom struggle

On behalf of the people of India, I bow to all those great women and men who sacrificed themselves for the nation during the freedom movement: Narendra Modi

15 Aug 2018, 07:48:00 AM IST

OBC commissioned has been strengthened: PM Narendra Modi

The recently concluded Parliament session was one devoted to social justice. The Parliament session witnessed the passage of a bill to create an OBC Commission, says PM Narendra Modi

15 Aug 2018, 07:46:00 AM IST

Youngsters have hoisted the tricolour at Mt Everest: PM Modi

We are celebrating our independence when our young people have hoisted the tricolour on Mt Everest, says PM Narendra Modi in his I-Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 07:45:00 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Independence Day speech: India is achieving new heights

India is achieving new heights, it has a new energy, says PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech.

15 Aug 2018, 07:42:00 AM IST

Narendra Modi begins Independence Day speech

PM Narendra Modi has unfurled the tricolour at Red Fort, Delhi, and has started his Independence Day speech.

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