On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the country from the orient of Red Fort said that PM Modi said that respect for India’s sovereignty is supreme for us. The world has seen in Ladakh what our brave soldiers can do for this resolution, what the country can do. The country’s army has responded to it in the same language.
Earlier, the PM said that the scientists of the country are engaged in making the corona vaccine. The PM said that today not one, not two, three vaccines of Korana are currently under testing phase in India. As soon as the green signal is received from the scientists, the country is preparing to produce those vaccines on a large scale. When Corona started, there was only one lab for testing in the country. Today there are more than 1,400 labs in the country. The Prime Minister said that another big campaign is going to start in the country. This is the National Digital Health Mission. The National Digital Health Mission will bring a new revolution in India’s health sector. He said that every test, every disease, which doctor gave you which medicine, when, what were your reports, all this information would be contained in this one nation one health card.
Ladakh today moving forward to touch new heights of development
PM Modi said that the true strength of democracy lies in the local units. It is a matter of pride for all of us that the representatives of the local units in Jammu and Kashmir are pushing forward a new era of development with activism and sensitivity. By making Ladakh a Union Territory last year, the old demand of its people has been met. Ladakh, situated in the heights of the Himalayas, is moving forward today to touch new heights of development. This is a year of new journey of development for Jammu and Kashmir. This is a year of rights for women and Dalits in Jammu and Kashmir. It is also a year of life of honor for refugees in Jammu and Kashmir.
An important priority of self-reliant India – self-sufficient agriculture and self-reliant farmers
PM Modi said earlier that there was a time when our agricultural system was very backward. The biggest concern then was how to fill the stomach of the countrymen. Today we can feed not only India but many countries of the world. Farmers have made India self-sufficient in the agricultural sector. Self-reliant India has an important priority – self-sufficient agriculture and self-reliant farmers. We have done the job to free the farmer from all the shackles.
Education plays an important role in building a modern, new and prosperous India.
Education has an important role in building a modern, new and prosperous India. Therefore, after three decades we have brought a new education policy, which has been welcomed throughout the country, which increases new confidence. Before 2014, only 5 dozen gram panchayats were connected with optical fiber. In the last 5 years, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats have been connected to optical fiber. In the coming 1000 days, every village in the nation will be connected with optical fiber.
Constitution of committee to reconsider minimum age for marriage of daughters
Whenever women had the opportunity, they made India proud and made it stronger. Today the country is providing them equal employment opportunities. Today women are working in coal mines, our daughters are touching the sky, flying fighter aircraft. We have formed a committee to reconsider the minimum age for marriage of our daughters. The committee will take appropriate decision after submitting its report.
There is no match for the hard work of ordinary citizens
PM Modi said that the hard work of ordinary citizens of the country is no match. In the last 6 years, many schemes have been launched for the welfare of hard working people in the country. All the people have been helped through various schemes without any discrimination, with complete transparency.
The world is trusting India even during the Corona period
PM Modi while addressing the country also said that the world is trusting India even during the Corona period. The world is witnessing a period of reforms in India. Today the world is inter-connected. Therefore, the need of the hour is that India’s contribution to the world economy should increase, for this India has to become self-sufficient. When we have our own strength, we will also be able to do well for the world.
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The youth of the country are getting opportunities
During this time, PM Modi also said that today the country is taking many new steps. So you see the space sector is opened. The youth of the country are getting opportunities. We freed the agriculture sector from the shackles. We have tried to build a self-reliant India. Only a few months ago, we used to get N-95 masks, PPE kits, ventilators from abroad. Today, in all these, India is not only fulfilling its own needs, but has also come forward to help other countries.
Self-reliant India has become the mantra of countrymen
PM Modi said during this time that self-reliant India has become the mantra of the countrymen. He said that 130 crore Indians have pledged to be self-sufficient during the corona virus (COVID-19) epidemic. There is ‘self-reliant India’ in the mind of the whole country. This dream is turning into a pledge. Today, self-reliant India has become the ‘mantra’ for 130 crore Indians. I am confident that India will realize this dream. I have confidence in the ability and confidence of my fellow Indians. Once we decide to do something, we do not rest until we have achieved that goal.
Greetings to heroes
PM Modi said during the address that the festival of independence is an occasion for us to remember the heroes of freedom and energize new resolutions. It brings new enthusiasm, enthusiasm and inspiration for us. When we celebrate the festival of independence next, we will enter the 75th year of independence. So this is a big opportunity for us. There was no period of slavery when there was no attempt for freedom in any corner of India, there was no surrender. In a way, youth was spent in jails. We salute such heroes.
I also salute the Corona Warriors today
Earlier, PM Modi said that in this extraordinary time of corona virus, with the spirit of Seva Parmo Dharma, our doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, ambulance personnel, sweepers, policemen, service personnel, many people, regardless of their lives , Working continuously round the clock. I also salute all such Corona Warriors today. We are going through a different time. I cannot see the little children in front of me today (at the Red Fort). Corona has stopped everyone. For the first time, Prime Minister Modi is giving a speech under a bullet proof glass.
Along with the ‘Make in India’ mantra of ‘Make for world’
Addressing the country from Red Fort, PM Modi said that last year there was a record 18% increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in our country. The world has shown confidence in India because we have worked on strengthening our policies, democracy and the foundation of our economy. Today, many large companies are turning to India. We have to move forward with the mantra of ‘Make in India’ as well as ‘Make for World’.
Direct target on china
In his address to the Red Fort, PM Modi targeted China without taking names. He said that the idea of expansionism took many attempts to expand. The Prime Minister said that the idea of expansionism did not just leave some countries enslaved, it did not end there. The Prime Minister said that even in the midst of the horrific wars and its horrors, India did not let the freedom struggle wane and damp.
Tricolor hoisted at Red Fort for the seventh consecutive time
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the tricolor at the Red Fort for the seventh consecutive time and is addressing the country from the ramparts. He is currently joint fourth with Atal Bihari Vajpayee in terms of hoisting the tricolor from the Red Fort the most times. Along with hoisting the tricolor on Saturday, he overtook Vajpayee in the most frequent case of hoisting the tricolor at the Red Fort. However, he is still in fourth place. The country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has hoisted the tricolor on the Red Fort for the most 17 times on 15 August. Indira Gandhi (16) and Manmohan Singh (10) are at number two.
Tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi
On reaching the Red Fort, he was received by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar towards Lahori Gate. He was then given the Guard of Honor. Earlier, he visited Rajghat and paid homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. He wished the countrymen by tweeting. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat are already present here at the Red Fort.
Shweta from Lucknow commanded flag hoisting ceremony with PM
Lucknow’s daughter Major Shweta along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi commanded the flag hoisting ceremony at Lal Quila. Prior to this, she has also led a march past squad of the armies of all three parts of India on Victory Day in Russia. She is the first woman military officer to lead this team. In March 2012, Shweta, a commissioner in the Army’s EME Corps from Officers Training Academy (OTA), was a student of the prestigious City Montessori School (CMS) in Lucknow. He is a B.Tech from Computer Science. His father Raj Ratan Pandey is an additional director in the finance department of the UP government, while mother Amita Pandey is a professor. He is currently posted at the 505 Field Unit in Delhi.
Capital Delhi transformed into impregnable fort
This time due to Corona infection, only 4000 guests have been invited to attend the Independence Day celebrations. The seating arrangement of the guests was also changed. Special attention has been taken to physical distance. Fully prepared to deal with any threat. Please tell that the capital Delhi has been converted into an impregnable fort. All security-intelligence agencies of the country including Delhi Police are in alert mode. The paramilitary personnel are deployed on the whip. In view of the Independence Day program, there is a strong watch from the ground to the sky.
Deployment of entry aircraft and air defense guns on buildings
Scaffolding and fronts have been built in the 10 km radius of the Red Fort. Lash Armed Forces personnel are deployed here with state-of-the-art weapons. People living in all the houses in front have been given strict instructions to keep the doors and windows of their houses closed till the program is over. The police has been ordered to continue patrolling the streets and keep an eye on every person. Entry aircraft and air defense guns have been installed on the roofs of more than five dozen tall buildings such as Red Fort, ISBT, Geeta Colony Flyover, Civic Center (Corporation Headquarters) etc. Security personnel have been deployed on all tall buildings on Friday. They are watching every person with binoculars. The surveillance team is also on alert. The vigil has also been increased at all markets, major establishments, IGI Airport including Rajghat and Gandhi Memorial.