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Independence Day 2022: 75 yrs ago country showed strength of walking on path of truth, non-violence, says Rahul Gandhi

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, August 15, 2022, 05:35 PM IST
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15 August 2022 08:23 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi hoists the National Flag at Red Fort 

PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Independence Day

15 August 2022 07:40 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day

15 August 2022 08:02 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Indians thankful to many freedom fighters

This nation is thankful to Mangal Pandey, Tatya Tope, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil and our innumerable revolutionaries who shook the foundation of the British Rule.

Every India is filled with pride when they remember the strength of the women of India- be it Rani Laxmibai, Jhalkari Bai, Chennamma, Begum Hazrat Mahal, he added.

15 August 2022 08:02 AM IST

PM Modi says every Indian citizen is aspirational

Every Indian citizen wants to see change and they are very aspirational. The Indian society is aspirational and they want to witness it while they live. They want pace and change. Everyone will have to match pace with them.

The first morning of Amrit Kal has brought us a renewed opportunity to fulfill these aspirations.

When we attained freedom there were many sceptics who doubted our development trajectory. But, they did not know there is something different about the people of this land. They did not know that this soil is special, PM Modi said.

15 August 2022 08:23 AM IST

Nation's enthusiasm for 'Tiranga' seen in last three days could not have been imagined by many experts, symbolises nation's reawakening: PM

15 August 2022 08:23 AM IST

The way world is viewing India is changing: PM Modi

15 August 2022 08:23 AM IST

PM Modi wears white safa with tricolour stripes, long trail on 76th Independence Day

In line with the "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to wear a white safa with tricolour stripes and a long trail for his 76th Independence Day look.

The August 15 ceremony is particularly significant this year as it marks the 75th anniversary of the country's independence, with the government launching a host of exercises to add to the verve around the celebrations.

Wearing the traditional kurta and churidar paired with a blue jacket and black shoes, Modi hoisted the national flag at the ramparts of the Red Fort and addressed the nation for the ninth consecutive time.

The safa trail also had similar tricolour stripes as the headgear Modi wore on the occasion.

The Prime Minister is known for his tradition of donning flamboyant and colourful turbans for his Independence Day and Republic Day looks since 2014.

Last year, he wore a saffron turban with red patterns and a long pink trail.

15 August 2022 08:23 AM IST

We must resolve to work towards a 'viksit bharat'(industrial India), remove any form of slavery: PM Modi

While speaking about India's progress to become developed country, PM Modi said, schemes and policies like National Education Policy will give people the boost; it'll free them of their slavery.

Modi said that Indians must retain their roots and ensure unity in diversity. PM Modi said that citizens must also carry out their duties.

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

World looks toward India when they think of holistic healthcare: PM Modi

"When world thinks of holistic healthcare, they think of yoga. They look at India. Our holistic lifestyle is our gift to world. Indians live with nature, they are rooted in nature," says PM Modi.

"Nature a pivotal part of India's heritage, we already have traditions and practices that will help in combating climate change," he says.

15 August 2022 08:23 AM IST

I urge youth to dedicate next 25 years of their lives for nation's development; we will work towards development of entire humanity: PM

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

Holier than thou attitude instigating communal fights: PM Modi

PM Modi pointed out that India's unity lies in diversity and said all are equal. He also said, "We must ensure gender equality to ensure this unity... if daughters and sons are treated equally, there won't be unity. I hope we can get rid of this attitude of upper-lower, or mine-others."

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

Government is responsible to provide resources and it is the citizens' duty to use them optimally: PM Modi

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

India is becoming the hub of manufacturing, laying foundation for Aatmanirbhar Bharat. We should become self sufficient and produce our energy: PM Modi

PM Modi also urged private sector to contribute toward self-reliant India. He said Aatmanirbhar Bharat is responsibility of every citizen, government and unit of society.

He added, "I invite the private sector to ensure that "made in India" products are spread globally."

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

India's new technological ventures is generating opportunities for the youth: PM Modi

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

Law, Science, administration and etc--in life's every sector all Indian women are progressing with new confidence: PM Modi

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

We all should have competitive spirit that fuels our want for development: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that all Indians should have the zeal to progress and have a competitive spirit that takes country's development to greater heights.

"I understand there are many challenges," he added and said that things like corruption are creating a hurdle in progress and we must get rid of the same.

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

Corruption is eating away India's foundation: PM Modi

He said in last eight years, use of Aadhar, DBT, mobile were used to find Rs 2 lakh crore of black money. He added that the current government have seized assets of fugitive businessmen who fled and used for welfare of Indians.

"Corruption is weakening India; I want to intensify my fight against it. I ask for your cooperation in this fight and to ensure India's win. I want to create a path for every common man to live with dignity," said PM Modi.

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

PM Modi urges everyone to fight dynastic politics

Hitting out at dynasty politics in address, PM Modi said labelled it a challenge for India, called upon the citizens to fight against the "parivardvadi" politics.

He said talented individuals do not get a platform because of the dynasty politics and it shiuld change. No one should ever feel they'll never get an opportunity because they are not from affluent family.

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

CM Eknath Shinde says the new Sena-BJP govt has begun working for the public

As many as 28 zillas were hit due to the incessant rainfall earlier in July. The government has decided to give double the relief aid to the affected farmers and also undertake measures like lake silting etc to tackle the issue in a long-term manner: CM Eknath Shinde

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

CM Eknath Shinde says that many schemes have been undertaken to support young entrepreneurs in state

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

Union govt to help in state's progress, ordered proper execution of central schemes: CM Eknath Shinde

Shinde, in his first Independence Day address as CM, said that PM Modi and other Union Ministers have assured help in advancement of Maharashtra which has pumped him.

He said in that effect, the administration has been ordered to look after the execution of Union government's schemes across the state.

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

CM Eknath Shinde urges residents of state to contribute in development of Maharashtra, India

Chief Minister Shinde wishing everyone on the occasion of Independence Day said that all Maharashtra residents should pledge to contribute towards development of the state and India.

15 August 2022 09:45 AM IST

Kerala's Congress unit hits out at PM Modi's dynastic politics comment in Independence Day address

"Right. We need to free the country from SANGH PARIVAARWAAD. There's a real need to raise awareness against these corrupt termites in power who eat and sell whatever we've built as a country in the last 75 years," they wrote.

15 August 2022 10:27 AM IST

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde hoists national flag at Mantralaya

15 August 2022 12:15 PM IST

Indian Navy warships hoist the tricolour across six continents, three oceans & six different time zones.

15 August 2022 12:15 PM IST

Made-in-India gun used for first time for ceremonial salute at Red Fort on Independence Day

15 August 2022 12:15 PM IST

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee dances with folk artists for Independence Day celebrations in Kolkata

15 August 2022 12:15 PM IST

Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi extends Independence Day greetings

Sonia Gandhi extended Independence Day wishes to everyone in a statement written in Hindi wherein she recounts India's progress.

"In the last 75 years, India has made a global mark in science, education, health, information technology and other areas through the sheer hard work of talented Indians..," reads her statement.

However, she also slammed BJP for appropraiting the Indian history and distorting it.

Read our report on what she said here

15 August 2022 12:15 PM IST

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin announced 3% hike in DA for govt employees, pensioners and family pensioners

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin after hoisting flag at ort St George, Chennai, he made a speech. During the speech he announced hike in DA for government employees, pensioners and family pensioners.

Stalin also announced a hike in pension for freedom fighters and their families.

In his speech he also said that ideals of secularism and brotherhood championed by Mahatma Gandhi is the urgent need for the nation today and the DMK regime's Dravidian model takes forward Mahatma's vision.

Read more here

15 August 2022 12:15 PM IST

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani celebrates Independence Day with wife Nita and grandson Prithvi

15 August 2022 12:15 PM IST

Children perform at Al Ghurair Centre in Dubai as a part of Consulate General of India’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to mark 75 years of India's independence.

15 August 2022 12:40 PM IST

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, party MPs Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma and senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad take part in the party's 'Azadi Gaurav Yatra' in Delhi.

Speaking to media, Gandhi-Vadra said, "Greetings on Independence Day. Message is that we should remember our martyrs, citizens & leaders who sacrificed their lives for independence & due to whom we're independent today. Together we'll be ready to take a decision for our country and take it forward.”

15 August 2022 02:12 PM IST

Muslim scholars and students participate in a rally to celebrate Independence Day in Mumbai.

15 August 2022 02:12 PM IST

PM Modi sets sights on developed India by 2047

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday set an ambitious target of making India a developed nation by 2047 and made a renewed pitch for cutting import dependence and boosting domestic manufacturing.

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 76th Independence Day, Modi coined 'Panch Pran' or lifeblood resolves for the nation when it celebrates its 100th year of independence in 2047.

Read more here

15 August 2022 02:12 PM IST

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah unfurled the flag at his residence on the occasion of Independence Day.

15 August 2022 02:12 PM IST

After facing criticism PM Modi goes old school, ditches teleprompter for Independence Day speech

On the occasion of 76th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went old school in his customary address to the countrymen where he used paper notes for his speech in the national capital on Monday.

It was his ninth address from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

The teleprompter was sidelined by the nation's chief as he began his speech by congratulating the countrymen on the completion of 75 years of independence which is being celebrated in the country under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

15 August 2022 02:12 PM IST

"I won't make a comment on these things. Happy Independence to everyone," says Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on PM Modi's corruption and dynastic politics remark from today.

15 August 2022 02:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla celebrates Independence Day at his residence in Delhi.

15 August 2022 02:28 PM IST

As part of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' initiative, Tricolour unfurled 30 km above Earth

In order to celebrate 75 years of Independence Day, the Indian Flag was unfurled around 30 kilometres above the Earth. Supporting the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' initiative under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign, Space Kidz India sent the Tricolour high above Earth with a help of a ‘special balloon’.

It is pertinent to mention here, Space Kidz India is an aerospace organization that creates young scientists for the country and spreads awareness among children for a borderless world.

15 August 2022 03:38 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir: People wave the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, as they gather to celebrate Independence Day. 

15 August 2022 03:38 PM IST

Want to build a nation where no one goes hungry: Mamata shares her 'dream for India'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she wants to build a nation where no one goes hungry, where no woman feels unsafe and where no oppressive forces divide the people.

In a series of tweets on Independence Day, Banerjee said Indians must uphold the dignity of the country's democratic values.

"I have a dream for India! For the people, I want to build a nation where no one goes hungry, where no woman feels unsafe, where every child sees the light of education, where all are treated equally, where no oppressive forces divide the people & harmony defines the day," she tweeted.

To read more about what did she say, read our detailed report here

15 August 2022 05:35 PM IST

After dropping Nehru's photo from freedom fighter's list, K'taka govt now acknowledges him

The ruling BJP in Karnataka finally acknowledged the contributions of first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru towards the freedom struggle on the occasion of celebration of Independence Day on Monday.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai while giving his key-note address at the Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bengaluru stated, "It is our first duty to pay respect to the towering personalities who fought to liberate this country from foreign occupational forces.

15 August 2022 05:35 PM IST

75 yrs ago country showed strength of walking on path of truth, non-violence: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said 75 years ago the country showed the whole world the strength of walking on the path of truth and non-violence and the party remembered the sacrifice of freedom fighters by taking out an "Azadi Gaurav March".

Asked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks about nepotism and dynasty in his Independece Day speech, Gandhi said he would not make a comment on these things. He wished everyone on India's 76th Independence Day.

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