Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on August 15 from the ramparts of Red Fort to mark the 72nd Independence Day of India on Wednesday. Before his speech, PM Modi paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. He unfurled the national flag, which was followed by the national anthem.
PM Modi touched on a range of issues including the performance of his government and its welfare schemes.
Here Are Top 11 Quotes From PM Modi’s Independence Day Speech
We are celebrating this Independence Day when every Indian anywhere in the world is proud that India is the sixth biggest economy in the world today.
1. On ‘one rank one pension’
“We will always take decisions in the interests of our nation.” He said that OROP demand was pending for decades but the people of India and brave Army personnel had faith in the current government which allowed it to take a decision on OROP.
2. On OBC commission
The recently concluded Parliament session was one devoted to social justice. The Parliament session witnessed the passage of the Bill to create an Other Backward Class (OBC) Commission.
3. On toilet construction in India
“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.”
4. On India’s rise at the global stage
“India’s voice is being heard effectively at the world stage. We are an integral part of forums whose doors were earlier closed for us,” Modi said.
5. On economy and business
India used to be counted in the ‘Fragile Five’ in the world. But today, India is a multi-trillion dollar investment. Everything has changed.
6. On Business
Businesses used to talk about red tape, now they talk about red carpet. They used to talk about policy paralysis, today they talk about reform, perform, transform.
7. “In the year 2022 or, if possible, even earlier, India will unfurl the tricolour in space,”
By 2022, when India completes 75 years of independence, India will send a son or daughter to the space with the national flag in hand. With this, India will become the fourth nation to send a human to the space.
8. On Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan
Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan will be launched on September 25 this year, on Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s birth anniversary. It is high time we ensure that the poor of the country get access to good quality and affordable healthcare.
9. On Women officers
Women officers commissioned in short service (SSC) will get opportunity for permanent commission like men.
11. On taxpayers
The honest taxpayer of India has a major role in the progress of the nation. It is due to them that so many people are fed, the lives of the poor are transformed.
11. On Kashmir
Atal Bihari Vajpayee showed us the way for Jammu and Kashmir: Insaniyat, Jamhuriyat, Kashmiriyat. We want to go ahead on that road. Not by bullets and abuse, we want to embrace the patriotic people of Kashmir.
PM also said- “When 1.25 billion dreams go towards a goal, there’s nothing that cannot happen. In 2014, the people of the country did not just stop at forming a government. They got together for nation-building and they will keep at it.”
We too would like to wish all our readers, A Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind
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