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‘No ifs, no buts’ in anybody's mind about India's glorious future: 7 key highlights of PM Modi's Independence Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Manipur violence in his Independence Day speech. Check what else he spoke about.

PM Narendra Modi during the 77th Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort. (Photo: DD News) (DD News)Premium
PM Narendra Modi during the 77th Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort. (Photo: DD News) (DD News)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag at Red Fort on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day. During his speech, PM Modi spoke on various topics. Let's have a look. 

Modi on Manipur

PM Modi spoke on Manipur during Independence Day speech.

While speaking about the violence in the North-Eastern state, he said the Central and the state government had been working on maintaining peace.

"The whole country stands with the people of Manipur. Peace is the only way to resolve all disputes. The Centre and the Manipur government are making every effort to ensure that peace returns to the state at the earliest," PM Modi said.

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After this comment, Modi moved on to the history of India's freedom struggle and mentioned how India had struggled through years of colonial dominance.

"I salute all our citizens and those outside the country, who demonstrate their love for their native soil. I extend my heartfelt wishes to them this Independence Day," he added.

PM Modi on realising dreams

PM Modi shared his thoughts on how India would progress. He spoke on ways to “realise all dreams". 

“Today, we have demography, democracy and diversity - these three together have the ability to realise the dreams of the nation," PM Modi said.

He also mentioned the role of technology in shaping the future.

“World is technology-driven, with its talent in technology India will have new role and impact on global stage," PM Modi added.

PM Modi lauded the contribution of youth in forming India's future. Those from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities are making a lot of impact in various fields, including start-ups, he added.

“We have to address regional aspirations; India will not be developed if even one part is lagging behind," he said.

"We are fortunate to live in the 'Amrit Kaal' of independence. The decisions we make in this 'Amrit Kaal', our actions and sacrifices, would pave the way for a glorious history spanning the next millennium," PM Modi said.

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“The ball is in our court, and we should not let go of opportunity. No ifs, no buts in anybody's mind (about India's glorious future)," PM Modi said. 

'India needed a strong government'

As per PM Modi, the people of India understood the India needed a strong government to lead. That's why people had their trust in forming a single-party majority government at the Centre after decades of uncertainty.

“In 2014, when you selected us, Modi had the courage to do reforms. 'Reform, perform, transform' is pushing India to excellence," the prime minister said.

Every rupee is going towards the welfare of citizens, PM Modi said while mentioned that the government and the citizens were united with spirit of ‘nation first’.

India has made all efforts to rein in rising prices; more steps will be taken in this direction, PM Modi said. 

“India has emerged as 'vishva mitra' (friend of world); the country is laying strong foundation of 'vishva mangal' (global welfare)," PM Modi added.

Women of India

The prime minister mentioned in his speech that women in India were taking parts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) more than ever. 

PM Modi lauded women self-help groups and said his dream was to make two crore 'lakhpati didis'.

PM Modi on extreme weather conditions

Prime Minister Modi conveyed his apprehension regarding the extensive downpours that have brought widespread devastation to a number of states.

"...This time, natural calamity has created unimaginable crises in several parts of the country. I express my sympathies to all families who faced this…" Prime Minister Modi articulated.

Assuring assistance during these trying circumstances, the prime minister pledged combined support from both the Central and the state authorities to aid the affected families in their journey toward rebuilding their lives. "You have my assurance regarding this," he affirmed. 

Vishwakarma Yojana

PM Modi revealed the initiation of the Vishwakarma Yojana, earmarking an initial allocation of 13,000 to 15,000 crore in September. The scheme aims to benefit individuals possessing traditional skills. The scheme was announced in the Budget 2023.

Corruption, nepotism and appeasement

“My government weeded out 10 crore fake beneficiaries of welfare schemes; seizure of ill-gotten assets rose by 20 times," PM Modi said.

Corruption has significantly impacted India's capabilities, Prime Minister Modi said while reaffirming his lifelong dedication to continuing the battle against corruption.

Prime Minister Modi asserted that the politics of appeasement had caused significant damage to social justice. He emphasised the nation's determination to adopt a zero-tolerance stance towards all forms of corruption.

“Democracy is affected by ills of nepotism; dynastic parties work with mantra of ‘party of family, by family and for family’," PM Modi added.

(With agency inputs)

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and sports. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Published: 15 Aug 2023, 07:45 AM IST
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