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India now known for ‘reform, perform, transform’: Top quotes from PM Modi’s Independence Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the people from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi as India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2018 11:07 IST
HT Correspondent
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the Red Fort during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Wednesday. (Reuters Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched upon a wide range of issues in his Independence Day speech that lasted more than hour. Here are the key points from his speech:

1) “We want to progress more. There is no question of stopping or getting tired on the way.”

2) “We will put an Indian in space by 2022 or earlier.”

3) “The honest taxpayer of India has a major role in the progress of the nation. It is due to them that so many people are fed, the lives of the poor are transformed.”

4) “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will be launched on 25th September this year. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get access to good quality and affordable healthcare.”

5) “Due to Swachh Bharat mission, lakhs of children can lead healthier lives. Even the WHO has lauded the movement.”

6) “India’s voice is being heard effectively at the world stage. We are integral parts of forums whose doors were earlier closed for us.”

7) “From being seen as among the fragile five, India is now the land of reform, perform and transform. We are poised for record economic growth.”

8) “I will leave no stone unturned to ensure that Muslim women do not suffer due to triple talaq.”

9) “We will move forward in Jammu and Kashmir by embracing people and not by bullet and abuse.”

10) “While decisions were held back in the past due political and other compulsions,, bold decisions like GST are being taken now.”

First Published: Aug 15, 2018 09:41 IST