PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Independence Day, Krishna Janmashtami

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New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2017 12:16:32 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15 took to Twitter to greet the nation on the occasion of India's 71th Independence Day and Krishna Janmashtami.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15 took to Twitter to greet the nation on the occasion of India’s 71th Independence Day and Krishna Janmashtami. He shared a couple of posts saying, ” Independence Day greetings to my fellow Indians. Jai Hind.” “Greetings on Janmashtami.”

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday hoisted the national flag at his residence on the occasion of India’s 71th Independence Day. “I would greet the entire nation a very happy Independence Day. And on this occasion, I would like to request all to take a pledge of “new India” and to move in a direction of attaining that pledge,” Singh told ANI.

Meanwhile, security was beefed up across the capital in wake of the celebrations at the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Modi will be addressing the nation. A seven-layer security cover was arranged with thousands of security personnel, including over 5,000 men from the Delhi Police, had been deployed. On the eve of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation for the first time. The President emphasised the New India dream, saying, “In the year 2022, our country will complete 75 years of Independence”.

Later in the day, PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of India’s 71st Independence Day at the Red Fort rampart in New Delhi. In his speech, he addressed a variety of issues ranging from terrorism to triple talaq.

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