PM Modi addresses the nation; says there is no place for casteism, communalism

New Delhi(Indilens News Team): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the national flag and address the nation on the occasion of 69th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort on Saturday.

Prime Modi unfurls the national flag, addresses nation

With terror attacks in Gurdaspur and Udhampur fresh in mind, intense security arrangements for the Independence Day all over the country. A multi-layered security ring is thrown at and around the 17th century historic Red Fort from whose ramparts the Prime Minister will address the nation.

PM Modi at 69th Independence Day Celebrations at Red Fort, Delhi

A bullet-proof glass enclosure has been erected for the Prime Minister at the Red Fort but it is not clear whether he will be speaking from behind the glass or in open like last year.

After unfurling the tri-colour, Prime Minister Modi will address the nation.

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7:54 IST Saturday, 15 August 2015

  • My dear people of India, on this occasion my greetings to all of you. This is no ordinary morning. This is a morning of hope of the dreams and aspirations of 125 crore Indians.
  • There is simplicity in every Indian and there is unity in every corner of India. This is the strength of India. If the unity of India is destroyed then the dreams of the people are also destroyed
  • Be it casteism or communalism there is no place for them. In no way can they be tolerated.
  • This is Team India, a team of 125 crore Indians. This is the Team that makes the Nation and takes our Nation to new heights.
  • Jan Bhagidari is the biggest asset of a democracy. Be it MyGov, letters from citizens, Mann Ki Baat, communication with people – Jan Bhagidari is increasing.
  • Nobody wants to remain poor. Those who are poor want to move away from poverty. That is why, all our programmes must be for the poor.
  • There is a new atmosphere of trust.
  • The doors of the banks were not open for the poor. We decided this must end. We wanted to strengthen financial inclusion. When the branch of a bank is built somewhere, people rejoice. But this is still easy. Getting people to those banks takes effort.
  • 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.
  • Bank accounts are essential for integrating poor into the financial system, 17 crore people opened accounts under Jan Dhan Yojna.
  • If the pyramid of development is strong and stands on financial stability then it will empower the poor. We introduced the ‘pradhanmantri beema yojna’ and ‘atal pension yojna’, we did what we promised.
  • Seven crore people opened accounts under Jan Dhan Yojana.
  • Rs 20,000 crore have been deposited by the poor in banks.

7:39 IST Saturday, 15 August 2015

PM Narendra Modi unfurls the national flag

7:33 IST Saturday, 15 August 2015

PM Modi inspects the guard of honour at Red Fort, will address the nation shortly

7:47 IST Saturday, 15 August 2015

PM Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

7:33 IST Saturday, 15 August 2015

PM Modi arrives at Red Fort

6:58 IST Saturday, 15 August 2015

Rajnath Singh unfurls the national flag

PM Modi greets Nation

Security arrangements

Sky over Red Fort and surrounding areas will be a ‘no-fly zone’ during the event while thousands of personnel from Delhi Police and central paramilitary forces will be deployed on the ground to prevent any mischief to disturb the celebrations of the 69th Independence Day.

Security will also be stepped up at vital installations.

Around 40,000 security personnel will be involved in the security apparatus that will be guarding the national capital with 6,000 of them keeping a watch at Red Fort where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the tricolour and address the nation.

In addition to physically manning the sensitive locations, close circuit TV cameras will be keeping an eye to cover the route to be taken by the PM and other dignitaries to reach the Red Fort.