PM Modi’s Independence Day Address: Watch the Full Speech Here
This year, PM Modi will deliver his fifth Independence Day speech and the last for his term.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the 72nd Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi.
From women empowerment to health and insurance, PM Modi announced a number of initiatives and lauded the implementation of GST, higher MSP and other reforms, in his fifth and last Independence Day speech ahead of the 2019 general elections.
- PM Modi said that the Indian National Flag will be unfurled in space in 2022
- Attacking the Opposition, he said that if the country kept working at the pace it did in 2013, it would have taken decades to progress
- Lauding the Swacchh bharat campaign, he said that it had saved the lives of three lakh poor children
Red Fort to Remain Closed to Public For a Week From 8 August
Red Fort will be closed to the public for over a week from 8 August as a security measure for the preparations of the Independence Day celebrations.
As per the order issued by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), there will be no entry inside the Red Fort to the public from the morning of 8 August, 2018 to 15 August, 2018 till the Independence Day Celebration is over.Statement, the Culture Ministry
(With PTI inputs)
Delhi Police Prohibits Flying of UAVs, Hot Air Balloons till 15 August
The Delhi Police prohibited flying of “sub-conventional aerial platforms” such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), hot air balloons and paragliders in the national capital from 25 July till Independence Day.
The order shall come remain in force for a period of 22 days from Wednesday till 15 August.
“Certain criminal, anti-social elements or terrorists, inimical to India may pose a threat to the safety of the general public, dignitaries and vital installations by using sub-conventional aerial platforms,” the order stated.
I-Day Speech: PM Modi Invites Suggestions from People
PM Modi urged the people of the country to share their ideas for his Independence Day speech, via his mobile application.
"You can also share them on MyGov. https://www.mygov.in/group-issue/give-suggestions-prime-ministers-speech-independence-day-2018/ I look forward to receiving your fruitful inputs in the coming days."
(With IANS inputs)
Govt Forms Informal Panel For PM Modi's I-Day Speech: Report
The Modi government has set up an informal group of ministers that are all set to work and structure the Independence Day speech which the Prime Minister will deliver from the Red Fort on 15 August, reports Economic Times.
The group will reportedly include Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Road and Transport minister Nitin Gadkari and acting Finance minister Piyush Goyal.
The speech is most likely to be a “pitch for Modi’s re-election in 2019,” reports the Economic Times.
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