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Aug 15, 2019 09:23 AM IST | Source:

Independence Day Narendra Modi Speech Highlights: 'Our goals are lofty but our intentions are strong'

Welcome to the live coverage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

  • Aug 15, 09:21 AM (IST)

    With that, we bring the coverage of the PM speech to an end. Thanks for staying tuned.

  • Aug 15, 09:14 AM (IST)

    PM Modi now walks into a group of excited students, interacting with them, shaking hands.

  • Aug 15, 09:11 AM (IST)

    The PM also talked to the common man, exhorting them to think hard about ways to curb populaton growth as well as usage of water, fertilisers and plastics.

  • Aug 15, 09:10 AM (IST)

    The PM is now leaving the central area of the Red Fort in his cavalcade.

  • Aug 15, 09:09 AM (IST)

    So there it is. The PM has finished his address. A speech focusing on the recent developments in J&K and the government's busy record in passing laws since taking office in May. The PM also talked about the number of things the government has been focusing on: manufacturing, exports, ease of doing business.

    No significant policy announcement except for the formation of the new chief of defence staff post.

  • Aug 15, 09:07 AM (IST)

    The PM ends his speech. The national anthem is being played.

  • Aug 15, 09:06 AM (IST)

    "With these thoughts, let us strive to walk towards achieving a New India. Jai Hind."

  • Aug 15, 09:05 AM (IST)

    "Our goals are lofty, but our intentions are strong".

  • Aug 15, 09:04 AM (IST)

    As we celebrate the 75th anniversary in a few years, we should strive to walk on the path of progress, and hope to achieve the dreams of Babasaheb Ambedkar.

  • Aug 15, 09:02 AM (IST)

    Today, the achievements of India and Indians are recognised abroad. India origin CEOs are making a mark in the global business world. The Chandrayaan 2 is headed to a part of the moon where no one has visited before. Sportspeople are making a mark in their area.

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