From LAC to LoC, Our Jawans Have Given a Befitting Reply: PM Modi

Catch all the updates around the 74th Independence Day celebrations here. 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins addressing the nation from Red Fort.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to India’s freedom fighters, as well as those who keep the country safe in his seventh customary address to the nation on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day at Red Fort on Saturday, 15 August. PM Modi also said that from LAC to LoC, whoever attacked India's sovereignty, had received a reply in the same language from India’s soldiers.

Apart from ‘Make in India’, we also have to focus on the aim of ‘Make for World’, PM Modi also said during his speech.

This year's celebrations will be subdued as they come amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Over 4,000 people, including diplomats, officials and media personnel, have been invited for the ceremony at Red Fort, news agency PTI quoted the Defence Ministry as saying.

Addressing the nation on the eve of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind lauded the corona warriors who, he said, have gone far beyond their call of duty to save lives and ensure essential services. He also paid tributes to the 20 soldiers who died during the Galwan Valley clashes with China in June.

Snapshot
  • President Kovind on Friday said it was a “superhuman effort” on part of the government to respond effectively in meeting the challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Several iconic buildings in Delhi and Mumbai, including the Parliament House, India Gate, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, were illuminated on the eve of Independence Day

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4:46 PM, 14 Aug

President Kovind Lauds COVID Warriors, Govt’s ‘Superhuman Effort’ on Independence Day Eve

Addressing the nation on the eve of India's 74th Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind praised the corona warriors who, he said, have gone far beyond their call of duty to save lives and ensure essential services.

Pointing out that the celebrations this year will be subdued due to the coronavirus outbreak, Kovind said it was a "superhuman effort" on part of the government to respond effectively in meeting the challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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1:46 AM, 15 Aug
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PM Modi Extends Independence Day Wishes to Indians

1:58 AM, 15 Aug
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Independence Day Celebrations at Red Fort Begin

The celebrations have begun at Delhi’s Red Fort, with the inspection of the Guard of Honour completed by PM Modi. The Guard of Honour is being commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav S Yewalkar.


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