PM Independence Day Speech Live: PM Modi to unfurl Tricolour at Red Fort for 7th consecutive time
PM Modi Speech 2020 LIVE Updates: India is celebrating 74th Independence Day today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the Tricolour at the Red Fort. He will then address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. This will be the seventh consecutive year when Narendra Modi will unfurl the Tricolour and address the nation since he took over as the Prime Minister of India in May 2014. PM Modi’s speech address will be telecast live by national broadcaster Doordarshan. All eyes will be on what the Prime Minister says as his August 15 addresses have often been marked by big announcements, his government’s achievements and bringing to people’s attention what he believes to be the major challenges facing the country. This year as well, the Prime Minister is likely to highlight the achievements of the government, including the management of the coronavirus situation, measures to revive the economy with a special thrust on Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Meanwhile, the authorities have trimmed the guest list significantly in view of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Defence Ministry, the seating arrangement at the Red Fort has been made under the guiding principle of “Do Gaz ki Doori” (maintaining distance of two yards) between any two guests. As many as 200-250 guests have been invited to the Red Fort for the I-Day celebrations. Meanwhile, tight security arrangements are in place in the national capital in view of the Independence Day celebrations. Also, the celebrations have been
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid respect to Mahatma Gandhi on 74th Independence Day. He will then go to the Red Fort where he will unfurl the Tricolour and address the nation.
A total of 294 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force personnel has been awarded the Director General (DG) commendation for displaying bravery during recent skirmishes with Chinese troops in Ladakh, the border force said on Friday. The about 90,000-personnel strong ITBP is the primarily tasked to guard the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China that runs from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.
All eyes will be on what Prime Minister Narendra Modi says as his August 15 addresses have often been marked by big announcements, his government’s achievements and bringing to people’s attention what he believes to be the major challenges facing the country. Fresh from his re-election with a thumping mandate, Modi, in his Independence Day speech last year, had highlighted his government’s move to bring in the law against triple talaq and to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He had also underlined the need for population control and the country’s vision to achieve a USD 5 trillion economy. The government’s efforts to deal with COVID-19 are likely to be in focus when Modi addresses the nation on its 74th Independence Day.
The Guard of Honour contingent for the Prime Minister will consist of one officer and 24 men each from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Delhi Police. This year, the Guard of Honour will be commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav Yewalkar. Army Contingent in the Prime Minister’s Guard will be commanded by Major Palvinder Grewal, the Navy contingent by Lieutenant Commander K V R Reddy, while Squadron Leader Vikas Kumar will lead the Air Force contingent. Delhi Police contingent will be commanded by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Jitender Kumar Meena.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning wishes people on the 74th Independence Day.
#स्वतंत्रतादिवस के पावन अवसर पर सभी देशवासियों को बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं। जय हिंद!Happy Independence Day to all fellow Indians. Jai Hind!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2020
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday morning extended Independence Day greetings to the people of India. “On this #IndependenceDay, let us take a pledge to fulfil PM Narendra Modi’s dream of a self-reliant India and contribute to taking the country to new heights by using indigenous products,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unfurls the national flag at his residence. He says, “We will get freedom in its true meaning when India becomes self-reliant. So today we need to take a pledge to make India self-reliant.”
Today is the 74th Independence Day of India from British rule. The unfurling of the tri-colour by the Prime Minister will thereafter be synchronised with the 21 Gun Salute fired by the valiant gunners of the elite 2233 Field Battery. After unfurling the National Flag, the Prime Minister will address the nation.
— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his seventh straight Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Saturday. His address comes amid the coronavirus pandemic, a border standoff with China and a slew of reforms by the government under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.
Over 4,000 people including diplomats, officials and media personnel have been invited for the Independence Day ceremony at the Red Fort and it is being organised maintaining a balance between dignity of the event and factoring in COVID-19 protocols, the defence ministry said Friday. It said the seating arrangement has been made under the guiding principle of “Do Gaz ki Doori” (maintaining distance of two yards) between any two guests.
Multi-layered security arrangements and measures to ensure social distancing are in place for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at the Mughal-era Red Fort this year. A security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, will be placed around the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. Over 300 cameras have been installed for security and their footage is being monitored round-the-clock, police said.
Today is the 74th Independence Day of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the Tricolour at the Red Fort and then address the nation.