The 71st Independence day celebrations for India will begin today by hoisting tri color flag 4th time by the Modi.
Ramnath Kovind addresses the nation for the first time. In fact, the president stated the New India Dream as, “In the year 2022, our country will complete 75 years of Independence. It is our national resolve to attain certain desired milestones for a New India by then. When we speak of a New India, what do we mean? There are some obvious parameters – like a house for every family, power on demand, better roads and telecom, a modern railway network, rapid and sustained growth.”
“And yet there is more. New India must include that integral humanist component that is in our DNA. This must define our country and our civilization. New India must be a society rushing towards the future, but also a compassionate society.”
The President further said, “Our India is at the door of great achievements. In a few years, we will become a fully literate society. We must set the bar higher, and aim to become a fully educated society.”
The Live updates go here:
6:34 AM: PM wished the nation on the Janmashtami and Independence Day greetings
6:28 AM: Flag hoisted by the Union Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence
6:20 AM: Google plays on a doodle of Parliament celebrations with Ashok chakra
6:15 AM: PM got complaints on his speech so he cut short the length of the speech to 40-50 minutes
6:05 AM: A request by the PM to all the Indians to share their ideas on the Redfort ramparts on account of Independence Day.
5:55 AM: Security has set up in the state’s capital around Redfort, metro stations, and in other public transport service stations.
5:45 AM: 112 Gallantry Awards declared by the President Ramnath Kovind on 71st Independence Day.
5:35 AM: Donald Trump wished Modi in a phone call and PM tweeted Thanks to US President.
5:25 AM: Soon after the speech of Narendra Modi, children from 37 schools reaching the count to 3500 girl students and 5000 boy students who will sing patriotic songs in various languages.
5:15 AM: The suggestions invited on the topics he’s going to speak and is a fourth address by the Modi.
5:10 AM: As a celebration of Independence Day, all the three defensive forces will be marched together.
5:05 AM: The Guard of Honor contingent will be inspected which has an officer and 24 men from all the three defensive forces including police.
5:00 AM: Prime Minister will be welcomed by Defence Minister at Lahori Gate of Red Fort and by Defense Secretary.