On the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi hoisted the national Flag from the Red Fort in Delhi today.
Addressing the nation the Prime Minister said that abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, law to ban the practice of instant triple talaq were some of the key decisions taken by his government soon after assuming power for the second term to fulfil the aspirations of people. He said his government has dedicated itself on all fronts in the service of countrymen.
Addressing the nation on Independence Day. Watch. https://t.co/V6cCfmRPRx— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2019
Modi stated that the spirit of One Nation, One Constitution- has become a reality and India is proud of that. Exuding confidence, the PM said that his government has made continuous efforts in last five years to meet all the needs and aspirations of the common man.
The PM reiterated the need for eradication of poverty for the better future of the country and stated that the government has taken several steps in the last five years towards it.
Highlighting population explosion, the Prime Minister stressed on the need to have greater discussion and awareness on population explosion. He opined that population explosion has the potential to pose as a threat for coming generations. He said that those who follow the policy of small family also contribute to the development of the country and that this is also a form of patriotism.
During the Independence Day address, Modi announced the creation of Chief of Defence Staff to ensure coordination and provide effective leadership to three services.
Speaking on the scourge of terrorism, Modi said, terrorism is an attack on humanity and those who export terrorism must be condemned. He said, our neighbours -Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have suffered because of terrorism. He said, those who give protection to terrorism and support it must be exposed. Prime Minister said, all the countries need to come together to fight terrorism.
Towards the end, the Prime Minister urged the people to continue the use of digital payments all over the nation and asked people to say no to cash and yes to digital payments. He also requested people not to use plastic bags.
Modi urged people to visit at least 15 tourist destination within India by 2022. He said there is a huge scope to improve India’s tourism sector.