Independence Day: PM Narendra Modi’s Red Fort address

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Asserting that the present government was surrounded by the expectations of the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day and assured that he is committed to bringing change in the life of the common man.

The Prime Minister spoke on issues ranging from Income Tax to the struggles faced by farmers, highlighting the several schemes initiated by the government.

He also sent a stern message to Pakistan saying that India will never bow down to terrorism, adding that violence has no place in the society

Here are the highlights from the Prime Minister’s address:

. We remember Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru, countless people who sacrificed their lives so that we attained Swarajya: PM Modi

. The onus is on 125 crore people of India to convert this ‘Swaraj’ (self-rule) into ‘Surajya’ (good rule): PM Modi

. ‘Surajya’ means a government should be sensitive towards the common man, weaker sections

. It is because of our great freedom fighters who laid their life that we are independent: PM Modi

. From Panchayat to Parliament and from Village Head to the Prime Minister…everybody should understand their responsibilities: PM Modi

. There was a time when the Government was surrounded by allegations but now the Government is surrounded by expectations: PM Modi

. We have connected 70 crore Indians to Aadhaar and social security schemes: PM Modi

. Due to the drought situation in the last two years, the Government has faced challenges in terms of price rise: PM Modi

. Under the previous Government, inflation had crossed 10 per cent, but we did not let it rise above 6 per cent: PM Modi more