On the 77th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort and made key announcements for the citizens of India.
From increasing the number of ‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras’ to launching schemes for those who want to own a house in cities, PM Modi enlisted several programmes in his key speech, while also making a promise to “address the nation next year” from the Red Fort.
Wrapping up his Independence Day speech:
- The government is working to increase the number of ‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras’ from 10,000 to 25,000. If someone is diagnosed with diabetes, then a monthly bill of Rs 3,000 gets accrued. Through Jan Aushadhi Kendras, the medicines that cost Rs 100, we are giving it at Rs 10 to Rs 15,” he said.
- “During Covid, when the supply chains of other countries were disrupted, we had advocated a human-centric approach to ensure the world’s progress,” he said.
- “The world is now watching us because of our commitment,” Modi said, adding that India has emerged as “Vishwa Mitra” (friend of the world) in the post-Covid period.
- “After Covid, India advocated for the ‘One Earth One Health’ approach. Problems can only be solved when humans, animals and plants are addressed equally with respect to diseases,” the prime minister said.
- The government will soon launch a scheme to provide relief in bank loans to those dreaming of their own house in cities.
- “The promise for change brought me here, my performance brought me here once again. The coming five years are of unprecedented development and a golden moment to realise the dream of India as a developed nation by 2047,” the Prime Minister said in his speech from the ramparts of Red Fort.
- “Next year, on August 15 from this same Red Fort I will list out the progress achieved by the nation and sing paeans to your strength, your resolve and your success with greater confidence,” Modi said in his last Independence Day address before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
- Modi said he had made a promise to the nation to usher in change in 2014.
- “You reposed your trust in me. I tried to fulfill the trust you reposed in me. The promises I made earned me confidence over the past five years. I had promised you to change through reform, perform and transform. I have worked hard for the nation and I have worked with pride,” the Prime Minister said.
- The government will launch ‘Vishwakarma Yojana’ next month with an allocation of Rs 13,000 crore to Rs 15,000 crore for those with traditional skills.
- The scheme will be launched next month, on Vishwakarma Jayanti. Vishwakarma Jayanti falls on September 17, 2023.
- “The government will launch the Vishwakarma Scheme with an allocation of Rs 13,000 to 15,000 crore in the next month for those with traditional skills,” PM Modi said during his Independence Day speech.
- Modi said India is the world’s largest democracy and from the population perspective it is now widely acknowledged that the country is in the first position.
- Modi said India has the highest population of people under 30 years and through the power of youth, the country can achieve all its goals.
- “While in many countries the population is ageing, in India, we are moving forward with youthful energy,” he said from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
- “With young minds below the age of 30 years and by possessing countless arms to work, boundless intellects to innovate, and innumerable dreams and aspirations, we can achieve all our goals,” the prime minister said.
(With PTI inputs)