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Issue no 22, 26 August - 01 September 2023

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's Address to the Nation on Independence Day

On the 77th Independence Day, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the historic Red Fort. With over 140 crore countrymen as his audience, he covered various aspects of India's progress, challenges, and aspirations.

Commemorating the Freedom Struggle and Icons: The PM paid heartfelt homage to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for India's independence. He hailed the contributions of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru, and extended his respect to all those who fought tirelessly for the nation's freedom.


Celebration of Milestone Anniversaries: The PM highlighted the significant anniversaries that India is celebrating this year, including the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo, the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the 500th birth anniversary of Rani Durgavati, and the 525th anniversary of Meerabai.


Vision for the Future: Emphasising the importance of the upcoming 75th Republic Day, the Prime Minister spoke about the immense potential and possibilities that lie ahead. He urged the nation to seize this opportunity for continued growth and progress.


Unity and Peace in North-East: Acknowledging recent unrest in parts of the North-East, particularly Manipur, the PM expressed solidarity with the people affected. He praised the efforts towards peace and encouraged the nation to support this endeavor while the government works to find solutions.


Amritkal and India's Golden History: The Prime Minister reiterated the concept of "Amritkal"- a period of transformative action and change. He envisioned that the steps taken during this time will lay the foundation for India's glorious history for the next thousand years.


India's Global Influence and Potential: The PM discussed how India's influence on the global stage is growing rapidly. He noted that the world is increasingly recognising India's potential, talent, and capabilities, which are leading to a renewed interest and faith in the nation.


Harnessing Demography, Democracy, and Diversity: The Prime Minister highlighted India's unique strengths- its demographic dividend, democratic foundation, and rich cultural diversity. He underscored that these qualities provide the foundation for realising India's dreams.


Youth and Technological Advancements: PM Shri Narendra Modi praised the achievements of India's youth, particularly in the field of technology. He spoke about India's success in areas like digital innovation, startup ecosystems, and technological advancements that are shaping the nation's trajectory.


Achievements in Healthcare, Education, and Economy: The Prime Minister provided an overview of the transformative changes in various sectors, including healthcare, education, and the economy. He cited achievements such as the Ayushman Bharat scheme, efforts in boosting self-employment, and substantial financial support to various segments of society.


Focus on Women-led Development: PM Modi emphasised the importance of women-led development and empowerment. He highlighted the accomplishments of Indian women in various fields and spoke about programs aimed at supporting and promoting their roles in society.


Tackling Corruption, Nepotism, and Appeasement: The Prime Minister outlined his commitment to eradicating corruption, nepotism, and appeasement politics. He stressed the need to uphold transparency, social justice, and unity, as they are essential for India's development and progress.


Striving Towards Developed India by 2047: In his closing remarks, PM Shri Narendra Modi called upon every citizen to contribute to India's development and strive to realise the dream of a developed India by the time it celebrates its 100th year of independence in 2047. He encouraged the nation to work collectively towards this vision.


(Compiled by EN Team)