Friday, 22 September, 2017

Narendra Modi Independence Day Speech 2017 Highlights: Calls for Building New India

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National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah said today that although Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on "embracing Kashmiris" in his Independence Day address was well received, everyone is getting "weary of yet more talk and no concrete action" on the matter.

Later, he was given a Guard of Honour by a contingent of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Delhi Police.

The unfurling of the tri-colour was synchronized with the 21-Gun Salute fired by the valiant gunners of the elite 2281 Field Regiment (Ceremonial). "The entire nation is with them", Modi said. "Give them reasons to rejoice", he added. As he spoke about Swach Bharat Abhiyan past year, he tends to speak about demonetization, corruption eradication, GST and triple Talaq. "Casteism and communalism will not help us".

Modi also issued a stern warning to cow vigilantes, saying "violence in the name of faith is unacceptable".

"He (Modi) has created an environment in Jammu and Kashmir of hatred and anger, and the only people who benefit from violence and hatred are the Pakistanis", he said.

"India is about Shanti (peace), Ekta (unity) and Sadbhavana (amity)".

"We need the same determination as we did in the five years between 1942 and 1947".

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The Prime Minister called for an end to the "chalta hai" attitude of complacency, and its replacement with an attitude of "badal sakta hai" for positive change.

PM Modi also spoke about the importance of good governance and explained how the country has embraced GST. We have also cancelled the registration of as many as 1.75 lakh companies.

"Prime Minister Modi thanked President Trump for his strong leadership uniting the world against the North Korean menace", the White House statement stated.

Here are some key takeaways from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's I-Day address to the nation.

The 66-year-old prime minister reminded all the programs that took place in the recent times. With a slogan "Bharat Jodo" he said that all the Indians have to come together to attain a casteless, religion free, nepotism free and corruption less India.

Not only that, PM said, it has also brought a large section of people into formal banking.

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