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72nd Independence Day: We will send an Indian to space by 2022 with tricolor, says PM Modi

As India celebrates the 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, like every year, addressed the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 16 Aug 2018, 11:30:56

New Delhi: As India celebrates the 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, like every year, addressed the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort.

This was PM Modi's 5th speech after the BJP-led NDA came to power in 2014. "We are celebrating the 72nd Independence Day in a positive atmosphere. Our daughters have crossed seven seas and coloured the seas in the colours of our flag," PM Modi said. 

Here are the highlights of PM Modi's speech: 

#Tripura, Meghalaya and many parts of Arunachal Pradesh are seeing historic peace. From 126, Left Wing Extremism is restricted to 90 districts. We are working to ensure peace across the nation

#Hum goli aur gaali ke raaste par nahi par gale laga ke aage badhna chahte hain. Aane wale kuch hi mahino mein Kashmir mein gaon ke logon ko apna haq jatane ka avsar milega aur panchayat chunav honge

#I am proud of the fact that three women judges in Supreme Court are delivering justice. Since independence, this is the first cabinet where so many women are a part of the cabinet

#The practice of Triple Talaq has caused great injustice to Muslim women. We are striving to end this practice but there are some people who are not wanting it to end. I promise the Muslim women that I will work to ensure justice is done to them

#Women officers commissioned in short service will get opportunity for permanent commission like their male counterparts

#We have to free our society and country from this disgusting mentality of rape. Recently in Madhya Pradesh a rapist was hanged by fast track court. We should spread this news and make people aware. Rule of law is supreme,no one can take law in their hands

#We will not spare the corrupt and those who stashed black money. They have ruined the country. Delhi's streets are now free from power brokers. From the voice of power brokers, the voice of the poor is heard

#The honest Indian taxpayer has a big role in the progress of the country. It is due to them that so many people are fed, the lives of the poor are transformed

#The healthcare initiatives of the government will have a positive impact on 50 crore Indians. It is important to ensure that we free the poor of India from poverty due to which they cannot afford healthcare

#Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will be launched on 25th September this year. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get proper access to good quality and affordable healthcare

#Due to Swachh Bharat mission, lakhs of children can lead healthier lives. Even the WHO has praised it. Mahatma Gandhi led the Satyagrahis to freedom. Today, the Swachhagrahis have to ensure a Swachh Bharat

#As significant as economic growth, is dignity of the individual. Our schemes such as Ujjwala and Saubhagya Yojana are enhancing the dignity of fellow Indians

#From Panchayat To Parliament, Women Are Contributing To Nation-Building

#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

#We have saved Rs 90,000 crore from falling into wrong hands

#5 crore people have been brought out of poverty

#Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will be launched on 25th September this year. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get access to good quality and affordable healthcare

#We have announced Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan under Ayushman Bharat which will provide insurance coverage to 10 crore families - nearly 50 crore people - up to Rs. 5 lakh. It will be launched on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay's birth anniversary

#The healthcare initiatives of the Government of India will have a positive impact on 50 crore Indians. It is essential to ensure that we free the poor of India from the clutches of poverty due to which they cannot afford healthcare

#We have announced Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan under Ayushman Bharat which will provide insurance coverage to 10 crore families - nearly 50 crore people - up to Rs. 5 lakh. It will be launched on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay's birth anniversary

#As important as economic growth is dignity of the individual. Initiatives such as Ujjwala and Saubhagya Yojana are enhancing the dignity of fellow Indians

#In 2014, when I announced the sanitation programme, many laughed at us. Today, we have saved 3 lakh children because of it

#With a 'Beej Se Bazar Tak' approach, we are bringing remarkable changes in the agriculture sector. The aim is to double farmer incomes by 2022

#By 2022 when India completes 75 years of Independence, or before that, a son or daughter of India will go to space with a tricolor in their hands

#India is proud of our scientists, who are excelling in their research and are at the forefront of innovation

#Earlier businesses establishments used to talk about red tape, now they talk about red carpet

#The world that used to talk about electricity blackouts, bottlenecks, today says the sleeping elephant has started walking and will be an engine of global growth

#Twice as much roads being built, four times as many houses are being built, record-breaking mobiles are being manufactured, tractors are being sold, planes are being bought

#We are proud of what we have achieved and at the same time, we also have to look at where we have come from. That is when we will realised the remarkable strides the nation has made

#Next year on Baisakhi, it will be 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. I pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives

#The Constitution given to us by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has spoken about justice for all. We have to ensure social justice for all and create an India that is developing rapidly

#I salute the soldiers, policemen, paramilitary personnel for their service today from this stage

#I share the grief of those who have lost their loved ones

#Many parts of the nation witnessed a good monsoon but at the same time parts of India have been affected by flooding. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives due to floods in various parts of India

#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

#We celebrating the 72nd Independence Day today at a time when our daughters have crossed seven seas and coloured the seas in the colours of our flag

#We celebrating this day when our adivasi children have scaled Mt Everest and planted the flag there

#My best wishes to you on the 72nd Independence Day

#The country is today filled with confidence, it is scaling new heights

#The dawn has brought with it new energy and expectations

#This year, in the Nilgiris, the flower is blooming like the Ashoka Chakra in the flag

#We celebrating the 72nd Independence Day today at a time when our daughters have crossed seven seas and coloured the seas in the colours of our flag


First Published: 15 Aug 2018, 08:41:37

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