PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech: Key Points – Vande Bharat Trains, National Hydrogen Mission, Army Schools for girls, Small farmers

New Delhi, 15th August: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the setting up of a National Hydrogen Mission from the Red Fort to make India the new global hub of Green Hydrogen.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisting the Tricolour on 75th Independence Day of the country from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort

Prime Minister Modi, in his address on the 75th Independence Day, said that for the progress of India, it is necessary for India to be independent in the field of energy to make a self-reliant India. That is why today India has to take a resolution that we will make India independent in the energy sector before 100 years of independence.

He said, “Whatever India is doing today, the biggest goal that is going to give India a quantum jump is the green hydrogen sector. Today I am announcing the ‘National Hydrogen Mission’ in the light of the tricolour,”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the launch of 75 new Vande Bharat Express trains from the ramparts of the Red Fort to connect every corner of the country in the 75th week of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence Day.

Prime Minister Modi, in his address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 75th Independence Day, said that weak infrastructure causes the country to suffer, so the country is working at an extraordinary level.

He said that the pace at which new airports is being built in the country today. The UDAN scheme connecting remote areas is also unprecedented. He said that work is going on to connect new waterways or new places in the country with seaplanes. Indian Railways is also rapidly adapting to the modern colour.

The Prime Minister said that on the 75th Independence Day, the country has decided that the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi will be celebrated for 75 weeks. In the coming time, 75 Vande Bharat Express trains will run to connect every corner of the country.

It is noteworthy that the country’s first Vande Bharat train was started from New Delhi to Varanasi in February 2019. The second Vande Bharat train was run in October 2019 between New Delhi to Katra. Vande Bharat semi high speed trains are being prepared under the Make in India campaign.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India used to import mobile phones worth $ 8 billion 7 years ago, but now the country is exporting these devices worth $ 3 billion.

Addressing the nation on the occasion of 75th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, Modi said on Sunday that the Government of India (GOI) has announced the Production Based Incentive (PLI) scheme to promote the important program ‘Make in India’.

He said that electronic manufacturing is an example of the significant changes brought about by this scheme.

Modi said that 7 years ago we used to import mobile phones worth about $ 8 billion, but now the import has come down. He said that today we are importing mobile phones worth $3 billion.

Modi called upon the industries of the country to move ahead with the goal of ‘global-class manufacturing’. Emphasizing on making Indian products of world class quality, he said that the products we ship out. It is not only the product of any one company, but that product is the identity of India.

The Prime Minister said that India’s prestige is attached to that product. So the products made in India should be better.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Electronics and IT has approved 16 proposals of domestic and international companies involving investment of $148 billion under the PLI scheme. The result of further liberalization policies in the country is that today record foreign direct investment is coming and the foreign exchange reserves of the country have also reached a new record level.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas’, adding one more line to the mantra of ‘Sabka Prayaas’.

On the 75th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the Prime Minister said that the resolve remains incomplete without the culmination of hard work and valour.

He said, “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas is the faith with which we are all connected. Today, from the Red Fort, he calls that Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayaas are very important for the achievement of our goals.

He said that a new time has come in the development journey of the country. The country is redefining itself today and moving ahead with new resolutions. Starting from today, the journey of the next 25 years will be the elixir of India’s creation. The accomplishment of our resolve in Amrit Kaal will take us till 100 years of Independence.

He said that proper use of India’s potential is necessary to take India to new heights, for this no section can be allowed to lag behind the region. We have to hold his hand.

Modi said that we have to move towards saturation now. This means that every village should have a road, every family should have a bank account, everyone should have an Ayushman Bharat card and gas connections should reach all eligible persons under the Ujjwala scheme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the opening of the doors of all Army Schools in the country to girls from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Presently 33 Army Schools are running across the country.

Prime Minister Modi, in his address on the 75th anniversary of independence, told the countrymen that he used to get messages from lakhs of daughters that they too want to study in Army School. The doors of Army Schools should be opened for them also.

He said those two-and-a-half years ago, efforts were made in this direction in Mizoram. In the ‘Sainik School’ of Mizoram, the experiment of admitting daughters was done for the first time.

The Prime Minister announced that now all Sainik Schools in the country will be opened for girls. Now the government has decided that all the Sainik Schools in the country will also be opened for the daughters of the country.

He said that be it education or sports, our daughters are performing phenomenally today. We have to ensure that they have equal participation in every field. From the road to the workplace, women should have a sense of security and a sense of respect. For this, he appealed to the administration, police and justice system and citizens to fulfil 100 percent responsibility.

Referring to the new ‘National Education Policy’ in his address, the Prime Minister said that sports have been made mainstream instead of ‘extracurricular’.

Talking about sports, he said that earlier parents used to tell children that if you keep playing, you will ruin lives, but now this thinking is changing. We have experienced this in this year’s Olympics as well. He emphasized on developing sports talent and connecting it with technology.

It is noteworthy that Army Schools are run by the Sainik Schools Society which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence. The aim of establishing Sainik Schools is to prepare the students for entry into the Indian Armed Forces from an early age.

Referring to the challenges of terrorism and expansionism being received from the two neighbouring countries from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the country is fighting them with courage and is also responding to them. At the same time, he also said that his government is also working to solve unresolved problems for the last several decades.

In his address to the nation on the 75th Independence Day of the country, the Prime Minister said that the government is fully aware of its responsibility and the guards protecting the country also need to be alert.

He said that the government is leaving no stone unturned to strengthen the hands of the forces engaged in the defence of the country. He said that efforts are being made in the country to give opportunities to Indian companies and entrepreneurs in the defence sector.

The Prime Minister said, “Today the world is looking at India with a new perspective and this vision has two important aspects theses are terrorism and the other expansionism. India is fighting both these challenges and is also responding with great courage in a tactful manner.

During this, the Prime Minister mentioned the hard and effective efforts of his government. He said that the India of the 21st century has the capacity to make big goals and achieve them. Today India is also resolving those subjects which had to wait for centuries to resolve.

He said that the historic decision to replace Article 370, the new system of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to free the country from the tax trap, One Rank One Pension to the jawans of the country, peaceful solution of Ram Janmabhoomi case in the country in the last few days.

Referring to the shrinking holdings in the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that in view of the increasing number of small farmers, special efforts should be made for them. He said that earlier this was not taken care of, now our effort is to take these small farmers forward.

He said that a small farmer should become the pride of the country, this is our dream. In the coming years, we will have to increase the collective power of the small farmers of the country and give them new facilities.

In his address to the nation on the 75th Independence Day, the Prime Minister said that more than 80 percent of the farmers of the country are those who have less than 2 hectares of land. In the earlier policies made in the country, these small farmers were not given the required attention. Now decisions are being taken keeping these small farmers in mind. Emphasis is being laid on getting materials cheap, easy loans and insurance on crops.

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