PM Independence Day Speech Live: PM Modi makes clarion call for self-reliance, says protecting nation’s sovereignty supreme

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Independence Day 2020 LIVE Streaming: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the call for Atmanirbhar Bharat has captured people's imagination and become a mantra for everyone, as he pushed for raising India's share in global economy.

independence day speech live, pm modi speech live updatePM Modi unfurls the Tricolour flag at the ramparts of Red Fort, on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in Delhi.

PM Modi Speech 2020 LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hoisted the Tricolour on the 74th Independence Day at the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi. Delivering his seventh straight Independence Day speech on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort, PM Modi said the call for “Atmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India) has captured people’s imagination and become a “mantra” for everyone, as he pushed for raising India’s share in global economy. He asked citizens to prepare themselves for a self-reliant India. He also listed out a number of reform measures undertaken by his government which has resulted in a record Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country last year. On Covid-19 vaccine, the Prime Minister said that three corona vaccines are in various stages of trial in the country, adding that “large-scale production will begin once we get nod from scientists.”

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    10:35 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Independence Day: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists national flag in Nagpur

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat hoisted the national flag at the Sangh headquarters in Mahal area of the city on Saturday as part of the 74th Independence Day celebrations. Some RSS volunteers were also present during the event, which took place amid tight security. The RSS has organised a programme on the occasion of the Independence Day at Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti in Reshimbagh area, where Nagpur Mahanagar Sahsanghchalak Shridhar Gadge will be the chief guest.

    09:49 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    ITBP jawans celebrate Independence Day in Ladakh

    Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans celebrate #IndependenceDay at an altitude of 16,000 feet in Ladakh.

    09:47 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi Independence Day speech - Top 10 quotes

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unfurled the Tricolour at the Red Fort for the seventh consecutive time. In his address to the nation from the ramparts of the monument on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, PM Modi lauded those who are working relentlessly to defeat the novel coronavirus and exuded confidence that the country soon will get a breakthrough. The Prime Minister informed that three corona vaccines are in various stages of trial in India and large-scale production will begin once we get nod from scientists. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    09:27 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi leaves from the Red Fort after addressing the nation

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves from the Red Fort after addressing the nation.

    08:58 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Maintaining relations with neighbors with partnership of security, development and trust: PM Modi

    PM Modi said that India is maintaining relations with neighbors with a partnership of security, development and trust:. He said that neighbour is not just the one with whom we share border but also those with whom our heart stays connected, where there is harmony in relations. "I am happy that in past some time India has further strengthened its relations with all countries in extended neighbourhood," he said.

    08:57 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Special campaign to reduce pollution in 100 selected cities: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi also says that a special campaign with a holistic approach is also being worked out to reduce pollution in 100 selected cities of country.

    08:56 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    World saw India's resolve in Ladakh: PM Modi

    Referring to Ladakh clash, PM Modi said that the world saw what our soldiers can do to protect India's sovereignty in Ladakh.

    08:49 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi talks about Covid-19 vaccines

    PM Modi talks about Coronavirus vaccines. He said, "Three corona vaccines are in various stages of trial in India; large-scale production will begin once we get nod from scientists."

    08:47 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    India committed to protect its sovereignty: PM Modi

    Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi said that India is committed to protect its sovereignty. He said that be it at the LoC or LAC, forces giving befitting reply to enemies. He also said that "world saw India's resolve in Ladakh".

    08:39 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir underway, elections soon: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mentioned about Jammu and Kashmir. He said that development reached every village of Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister saud elections in Jammu and Kashmir will take place soon after delimitation process is over.

    08:35 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Committee to reconsider minimum age for marriage of daughters: PM Modi

    PM Modi said that the government has set up committee to reconsider the minimum age for marriage of daughters. "We will take appropriate decision after the committee submits its report," he said. He said that whenever women received opportunity, they made India proud and strengthened it. "Today, nation is determined to provide equal opprtunities of self-emloyment & employment to them. Today women are working in coal mines, our daughters are touching the sky while flying fighter plane," he said.

    08:33 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi announces National Digital Health Mission

    PM Modi has announced National Digital Health Mission. He said that the mission is to revolutionalise India's health sector, adding that every citizen will be provided a health id soon.

    08:28 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Will connect 6 lakh villages via optical fibre in 1,000 days: Modi

    PM Modi announced that the government has plans to connect six lakh villages via optical fibre. He said that this would be done in record 1,000 days. "Before 2014, only 5 dozen panchayats in the country were connected with optical fiber. In the last five years, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country have been connected with optical fiber," he said.

    08:23 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    18% increase in Foreign Direct Investment: PM Modi

    PM Modi said that last year, there was a record 18% increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to our country. "The world has shown confidence in India as we have worked on our policies, democracy and strengthening of the foundation of our economy," he said. "Today, many big companies of world are turning to India," the PM added.

    08:20 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Move forward with mantra of Make in India as well as Make for World

    PM Modi said that "we have to move forward with mantra of Make in India as well as Make for World". "About 7,000 projects of different sectors have been identified to bring new revolution in infrastructure," he said. "We have to remove silos and entire country has to move towards multi-modal connectivity infrastructure," he added.

    08:17 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Jal Jeevan Mission is our new agenda: PM Modi

    PM Modi said that he had announced the Jal Jeevan Mission a year ago. "The Jal Jeevan Mission is our new agenda," he said, adding that 1 lakh houses have been benefited from the mission. He said that 2 crore houses will be covered under the mission in the next 1 year.

    08:16 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Modi I Day speech: Prime Minister hails farmers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modo hailed the farmers for their services to the nation. He said that the government has taken several measures to help the farmers and increase their income. He said that the farmers can now sell their products in their own terms. "An important priority of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' is Aatmanirbhar agriculture and Aatmanirbhar farmer. To provide modern infrastructure to the farmers of the country, 'Agriculture Infrastructure Fund' of Rs 1 Lakh Crores has been created," he said.

    08:11 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    80 cr people given free ration: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that 80 crore people in the are getting free ration during the coronavirus pandemic. He also mentioned about the schemes tht are laucnhed in the government in the last few months to help the poor who are affected most during the pandemic.

    08:07 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi announces Rs 110L crore investment projects

    PM Modi said that Rs 110 lakh crore investment projects are in pipeline. He said that these projects will give a new direction, adding that such projects have been identified. "We have to work to build integrated infrastructure," he said.

    07:59 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Free India must be vocal for local: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people to become vocaal for local and advertise the products. 'Free India must be vocal for local,' he said in his address. "Only decrease in import is not atmanirbhar".

    07:55 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Modi I Day speech: Confident of abilities, potential of fellow Indians

    PM Modi said that he is confident of the abilities, confidence and potential of my fellow Indians. "Once we decide to do something, we do not rest until we achieve that goal," the Prime Minister said in his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

    07:52 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Modi Independence Day Speech Live: 130 crore Indians have pledged to build Aatma Nirbhar Bharat

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that world is curious about 'Armanirbhar' and said that becoming self-reliant mandatory. He said that India is filled with youth power and self-reliat is the new mantra today. "Amid COVID19 pandemic 130 crore Indians took the resolve to be self-reliant and 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' is on the mind of India. This dream is turning into a pledge. Aatmanirbhar Bharat has become a 'mantra' for the 130 cr Indians today," the PM said, adding that he is confident that India will realise this dream," he said.

    07:45 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi I-Day speech - Updates

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address said that "we will be celebrating the 75th year of Independence next year. We have a huge event ahead of us".

    07:41 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi remembers corona warriors

    In his address, PM Narendra Modi salutes dedication of Corona warriors for their services. "We are going through distinct times. I can't see young children in front of me today (at Red Fort). Corona has stopped everyone. In these times of COVID, Corona warriors have lived the mantra of 'Seva Parmo Dharma' and served the people of India. I express my gratitude to them," he said.

    07:36 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi begins his address from Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended Independence Day greeting to the fellow citizens in his address. He remembered freedom fighters and all those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India. He also remembered defence forces and police.

    07:32 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi unfurls Tricolor at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hoisted the Tricolour on the 74th Independence Day at the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi. This is the seventh time when PM Modi unfurled the national flag at the Red Fort since he took over as the Prime Minister of India in May 2014.

    07:26 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Independence Day celebrations - Latest visuals
    07:22 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi reaches Red Fort, inspects the Guard of Honour

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the Red Fort in the heart of Delhi. He was received at the Lahori gate of Red Fort by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. He was then given the Guard of Honour.

    07:14 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid respect to Mahatma Gandhi on 74th Independence Day. He will then go to the Red Fort where he will unfurl the Tricolour and address the nation.

    07:11 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    ITBP awards 294 troops for bravery during recent skirmishes with Chinese in Ladakh

    A total of 294 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force personnel has been awarded the Director General (DG) commendation for displaying bravery during recent skirmishes with Chinese troops in Ladakh, the border force said on Friday. The about 90,000-personnel strong ITBP is the primarily tasked to guard the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China that runs from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.

    07:10 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi Independence Day speech - what to expect

    All eyes will be on what Prime Minister Narendra Modi says as his August 15 addresses have often been marked by big announcements, his government's achievements and bringing to people's attention what he believes to be the major challenges facing the country. Fresh from his re-election with a thumping mandate, Modi, in his Independence Day speech last year, had highlighted his government's move to bring in the law against triple talaq and to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He had also underlined the need for population control and the country's vision to achieve a USD 5 trillion economy. The government's efforts to deal with COVID-19 are likely to be in focus when Modi addresses the nation on its 74th Independence Day.

    07:09 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Guard of Honour contingent for PM Modi

    The Guard of Honour contingent for the Prime Minister will consist of one officer and 24 men each from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Delhi Police. This year, the Guard of Honour will be commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav Yewalkar. Army Contingent in the Prime Minister’s Guard will be commanded by Major Palvinder Grewal, the Navy contingent by Lieutenant Commander K V R Reddy, while Squadron Leader Vikas Kumar will lead the Air Force contingent. Delhi Police contingent will be commanded by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Jitender Kumar Meena.

    07:02 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi's Independence Day greetings

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning wishes people on the 74th Independence Day.

    07:00 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Amit Shah extends Independence Day greetings

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday morning extended Independence Day greetings to the people of India. "On this #IndependenceDay, let us take a pledge to fulfil PM Narendra Modi's dream of a self-reliant India and contribute to taking the country to new heights by using indigenous products," he tweeted in Hindi.

    06:57 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unfurls Tricolour at his residence.

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unfurls the national flag at his residence. He says, "We will get freedom in its true meaning when India becomes self-reliant. So today we need to take a pledge to make India self-reliant."

    06:56 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    PM Modi to unfurl Tricolour at Red Fort - Latest visuals

    Today is the 74th Independence Day of India from British rule. The unfurling of the tri-colour by the Prime Minister will thereafter be synchronised with the 21 Gun Salute fired by the valiant gunners of the elite 2233 Field Battery. After unfurling the National Flag, the Prime Minister will address the nation.

    06:51 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    74th Independence Day: PM Modi to address nation from Red Fort for 7th consecutive time

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his seventh straight Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Saturday. His address comes amid the coronavirus pandemic, a border standoff with China and a slew of reforms by the government under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

    06:50 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    74th Independence Day: Over 4,000 invited for Red Fort I-Day event

    Over 4,000 people including diplomats, officials and media personnel have been invited for the Independence Day ceremony at the Red Fort and it is being organised maintaining a balance between dignity of the event and factoring in COVID-19 protocols, the defence ministry said Friday. It said the seating arrangement has been made under the guiding principle of "Do Gaz ki Doori" (maintaining distance of two yards) between any two guests.

    06:48 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    Independence Day: Multilayered security arrangements

    Multi-layered security arrangements and measures to ensure social distancing are in place for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at the Mughal-era Red Fort this year. A security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, will be placed around the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. Over 300 cameras have been installed for security and their footage is being monitored round-the-clock, police said.

    06:45 (IST)15 Aug 2020
    74th Independence Day today

    Today is the 74th Independence Day of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the Tricolour at the Red Fort and then address the nation.

    74th Independence Day Independence Day 2020 celebrationsIndia is celebrating 74th Independence Day today. The day commemorates the nation's independence from the British rule on 15 August 1947. The incumbent Prime Minister unfurls the Tricolour and address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Twenty-one gun shots are fired in honour of the solemn occasion. Similar celebrations are organised in states and Union Territories as well. Besides, flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural events take place in governmental and non-governmental institutions throughout the country.
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