After concluding his traditional Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Olympic contingents present at the celebration at Red Fort. This year, to mark the celebrations of August 15, the Union Government welcomed Olympic contingents who hailed India's name at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the Indian contingent that participated in #TokyoOlympics and NCC cadets, who participated in #IndependenceDay2021 celebrations at the Red Fort. pic.twitter.com/cCE4e5PQjE— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
In his concluding remarks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled surgical strikes and airstrikes and termed them tough decisions that India can undertake.
By conducting surgical strikes and airstrikes, we have given a message of the emergence of a new India to our enemies. It also conveys that India can take tough decisions: PM Modi from the ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day pic.twitter.com/fr238mgq38— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country is facing 'the menace of terrorism and expansionist policies' and India will leave 'no stone unturned' to 'strengthen our Armed Forces'.
#LIVE | India is facing the menace of terrorism and expansionist policies. I assure the country, we will leave no stone unturned to strengthen our Armed Forces: PM @narendramodi— Republic (@republic) August 15, 2021
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While giving his speech on the celebrations of 74 years of Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested citizens to 'pledge' for 'energy independent before completing 100 years of independence'.
Today, we have to pledge to make India energy independent before completing 100 years of independence. India has moved towards electric mobility and work is underway on 100% electrification of Indian Railways with the aim to becoming net-zero carbon emitter by the year 2030: PM pic.twitter.com/oSnOPIEaOG— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day unveiled Centre's National Hydrogen Mission for the field of Green Hydrogen.
भारत आज जो भी कार्य कर रहा है, उसमें सबसे बड़ा लक्ष्य है, जो भारत को क्वांटम जंप देने वाला है- वो है ग्रीन हाइड्रोजन का क्षेत्र।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2021
मैं आज तिरंगे की साक्षी में National Hydrogen Mission की घोषणा कर रहा हूं: PM @narendramodi
Hailing India's daughters and women empowerment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 74 years of Independence said that the woman of the country has evolved from education to sports. Watch Prime Minister's live speech here- https://www.republicworld.com/livetv.html
#LIVE | Whether it is board exams or Olympic stadium, our daughters are making us proud. We have to ensure equal empowerment for them. Govt has decided to open Army Schools for girls across the nation: PM @narendramodi— Republic (@republic) August 15, 2021
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While talking about the big reforms and smart governance, the Prime Minister said that National Education Policy that was brought by the Centre last year has contributed for the poor to fight against poverty.
जब गरीब के बेटी, गरीब का बेटा मातृभाषा में पढ़कर प्रोफेशनल्स बनेंगे तो उनके सामर्थ्य के साथ न्याय होगा।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2021
नई राष्ट्रीय शिक्षा नीति को गरीबी के खिलाफ लड़ाई का मैं साधन मानता हूं: PM @narendramodi
The Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi included development, change and Government schemes to fulfill the plans. Moreover, the Prime Minister expressed 'political will' for reforms.
Political will is required to bring in big changes, big reforms. Today, the world can see that there is no dearth of political will in India. Good and smart governance is needed to bring reforms. The world is a witness to how India is writing a new chapter of governance: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/aLqjl3QweI— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
Talking about 'world-class innovations' and next-generation infrastructure development, the Prime Minister on the occasion of Independence day unveiled Government's master plan for a 100 lakh crore national infrastructure scheme.
In the coming days, we will launch PM Gati Shakti Plan, a 100 lakh crore national infrastructure master plan which will make a foundation for holistic infrastructure and give an integrated pathway to our economy: PM Modi at Red Fort pic.twitter.com/m0MsHUpC0H— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
Hailing several developing initiatives taken by India, the Prime Minister specifically talked about INS Vikrant which is launched for its first indigenous trials at sea.
विकास के पथ पर आगे बढ़ते हुए भारत को अपनी मैन्यूफैक्चरिंग और एक्सपोर्ट, दोनों को बढ़ाना होगा।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2021
आपने देखा है, अभी कुछ दिन पहले ही भारत ने अपने पहले स्वदेशी एयरक्राफ्ट कैरियर INS विक्रांत को समुद्र में ट्रायल के लिए उतारा है: PM @narendramodi
While talking about the fast pace development in India, Prime Minister marked the success of UDAN scheme connecting far-flung areas and termed it 'unprecedented'. Watch Prime Minister's Independence Day speech here- https://www.republicworld.com/livetv.html
देश ने संकल्प लिया है कि आजादी के अमृत महोत्सव के 75 सप्ताह में 75 वंदेभारत ट्रेनें देश के हर कोने को आपस में जोड़ रही होंगी।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2021
आज जिस गति से देश में नए Airports का निर्माण हो रहा है, उड़ान योजना दूर-दराज के इलाकों को जोड़ रही है, वो भी अभूतपूर्व है: PM @narendramodi
Emphasizing on infrastructure development of India, the Prime Minister said that 'we need to work together for world-class manufacturing, cutting innovations' for the next generation.
We have to work together for the next-generation infrastructure, world-class manufacturing, cutting innovations and new-age technology: PM Modi on 75th Independence Day pic.twitter.com/kDPOlVNMIb— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
"Small farmer becomes the pride of the country, this is our dream," says PM Modi and talks about enhanced schemes for farmers in coming years. "They have to be given new facilities," says PM Modi on farmers' development.
In the coming years, we will have to increase the collective power of the small farmers of the country. We have to give them new facilities. They must become the country's pride: PM Modi at Red Fort pic.twitter.com/oPT8e5eVza— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
While talking about '8 crore sisters in the village who are associated with our self-help group,' the Prime Minister announced that Government will soon start e-commerce platform for rural areas. Watch PM Modi's Independence Day speech here- https://www.republicworld.com/livetv.html
गांव में जो हमारी सेल्फ हेल्प ग्रुप से जुड़ी 8 करोड़ से अधिक बहनें हैं, वो एक से बढ़कर एक प्रॉडक्ट्स बनाती हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2021
इनके प्रॉडक्ट्स को देश में और विदेश में बड़ा बाजार मिले, इसके लिए अब सरकार ई-कॉमर्स प्लेटफॉर्म तैयार करेगी: PM @narendramodi
In his Independence Day speech to mark 74 years of Independence, Prime Minister asserted, "Delimitation Commission has been constituted in Jammu and Kashmir and preparations are on for assembly elections in the future".
Delimitation Commission has been constituted in Jammu and Kashmir and preparations are on for assembly elections in the future: PM Modi during his Independence Day speech pic.twitter.com/c5mshCfZIM— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
The Prime Minister talked about including every corner of India for the development. Specifically mentioning Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, PM said that these regions will 'make a foundation for India's development in the future'. Watch the live speech here- https://www.republicworld.com/livetv.html
Development should be inclusive. The Northeast region, the Himalayan region including Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, the coastal belt and tribal regions will make a foundation for India's development in the future: PM Modi on Independence Day pic.twitter.com/kK9kKsyfb1— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
While talking about 'sabka vikas' Prime Minister said that it is time to 'hold hands' for that section of the society that it lagging behind. "It is essential to fully utilise the capabilities of India to take it to new heights, in the 21st century," added PM Modi.
#LIVE | No corner of India should be left out in India's growth story. Be it Jammu or Kashmir, the development is now visible on the ground: PM @narendramodi— Republic (@republic) August 15, 2021
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Amid the prevailing situation of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech announced that Hospitals in India will soon have 'their own oxygen plants'.
#LIVE | Focus now on preventive medical care, seats for medical colleges increased. Very soon, hospitals will have their own oxygen plants: PM @narendramodi— Republic (@republic) August 15, 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about several schemes taken by Union Government including Ujjwala to Ayushman Bharat and said it has helped the poor of the nation. "Today, govt schemes have picked up pace & are reaching their goals," says PM Modi.
Benefits of many schemes that started in the last 7 years have reached the doorsteps of crores of poor. From Ujjwala to Ayushman Bharat, the poor of the nation knows their (schemes') strength. Today, govt schemes have picked up pace & are reaching their goals: PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/0Gp89ALXJK— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
As India continues the largest vaccination drive against COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pride in the drive. In His Independence Day speech, the Prime Minister said 4 crore people have received vaccine doses so far. Watch PM's live speech here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtoOK86mW8Y
#LIVE | We can proudly say that the largest COVID19 vaccination program is being run in India today. More than 54 crore people have received vaccine doses so far: PM Modi https://t.co/L6XhAE4tXg pic.twitter.com/9SaLmDmdDI— Republic (@republic) August 15, 2021
"We do not have a moment to lose, this is the right time. The nation needs to change and as a citizen, we need to change ourselves. We have to move ahead with new aspirations," says PM Modi.
A time comes in the development journey of every country when that nation defines itself from a new end, when it takes itself forward with new resolutions. Today, that time has come in India's development journey: PM Narendra Modi #IndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/AzCWtPf8IA— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
In his speech to mark the 74 years of Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi added Sabka Vishwas with the original tagline of BJP- "Sabka Saath - Sabka Vikas".
सबका साथ-सबका विकास-सबका विश्वास, इसी श्रद्धा के साथ हम सब जुटे हुए हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2021
आज लाल किले से मैं आह्वान कर रहा हूं- सबका साथ-सबका विकास-सबका विश्वास और सबका प्रयास हमारे हर लक्ष्यों की प्राप्ति के लिए बहुत महत्वपूर्ण है: PM @narendramodi
"Indians have fought this battle (COVID) with a lot of patience. We had many challenges but we worked with extraordinary pace in every area. It's a result of strength of our industrialists & scientists, that today India doesn't need to depend on any other nation for vaccines," added Prime Minister.
#LIVE | Indians fought COVID with a lot of patience. We worked at an extraordinary pace in every area. It's a result of the strength of our industrialists & scientists, that today India doesn't need to depend on any other nation for vaccines: PM Modi— Republic (@republic) August 15, 2021
Talking about the decision of marking August 14 as 'Partition Horrors Remembrance Day,' PM Modi said that the martyrs and victims are forgotten.
Watch Prime Minister's live speech here: https://www.republicworld.com/livetv.html
#LIVE | We celebrate independence, but the pain of partition still haunts India. It is one of the greatest tragedies of the last century. From now on August 14 will be remembered as Partition Remembrance Day: PM @narendramodi— Republic (@republic) August 15, 2021
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"I convey my greetings on this special occasion of Independence Day. This is a day to remember our great freedom fighters," says PM Modi. He also added that Indians feel pride in the Olympic winners with not just hailed nation's name but also inspiring the next generation.
The Prime Minister also hailed the COVID warriors.
#LIVE | In this pandemic, doctors, sanitation workers, vaccination staff, nurses, crores of selfless workers, they all deserve our admiration: PM @narendramodi thanks COVID warriors— Republic (@republic) August 15, 2021
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As Prime Minister Narendra Modi commences his Independence Day Speech, flower petals were showered by two Mi 17 1V helicopters of the Indian Air Force.
Delhi | Flower petals showered at the Red Fort by two Mi 17 1V helicopters of the Indian Air Force in Amrut Formation pic.twitter.com/zR9nAcSRGy— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
Before commencing his speech to mark 74 years of Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted National Flag from the ramparts of Red Fort.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoists the National Flag from the ramparts of Red Fort to celebrate the 75th Independence Day pic.twitter.com/0c3tZ6HQ3X— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
Ahead of the national flag hoisting and his speech at Red Fort, PM Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on account of the 75th Independence Day.
Delhi | PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on the 75th Independence Day— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2021
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