Narendra Modi’s complete speech from Red Fort

modi-redfortPrime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Saturday unfurls the national flag at Red Fort and took the guard of honour at Red Fort in Delhi on the eve of India’s 69th Independence Day.

Addressing the meeting He conveyed his greeting to the Indians across the world , He said I salute our brave freedom fighters today.

This is no ordinary morning, this is the morning of the world’s largest democracy’s Independence. We have to end the curse of casteism,communalism with the sweetness of development.This country is moving forward due to Team India, this team is made up of 125 Crore Indians.’Jan Bhagidari’ is the biggest asset of our democracy.

Last year I was new here, what I hoped & dreamt of India, I put it forward.But now I want to tell you Team India has new confidence.I assure you that in one year, team India with its renewed confidence has committed itself to fulfill all dreams that team India has created an atmosphere of confidence.

The poor want to move away from poverty and that is why, all our programmes must be for the poor.Bank accounts are essential for integrating poor into the financial system, 17 crore people opened accounts under Jan Dhan Yojna.

We introduced the ‘pradhan mantri beema yojna’ and ‘atal pension yojna’, we did what we promised.The biggest brand ambassadors of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan are the 5-10 year olds, who have taken part in this campaign enthusiastically.People from all walks of life, spiritual leaders, media, celebrities, everyone worked to create awareness for it(Swachh Bharat).

We have been very successful in our campaign to make toilets,especially for girls in schools across India.Today I proudly say that the ‘give it up’ campaign for gas subsidy has been successful, 20 lakh people have given subsidy up.

We need to increase agricultural productivity. Save water,save energy,save fertilizers should be our motto.Even after so many decades of Independence there are 18,500 villages in India which do not have electricity.Every bank should ensure that its every branch must give loan for start ups to at least one Dalit or tribal.