On 72nd Independence Day PM Modi Says Will Unfurl Tricolour In Space By 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of the 72 Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort. This is his fifth speech after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance came to power in 2014.
After unfurling the Tricolour at the Red Fort, Prime Minister began his speech hailing six women officers of the Indian Navy, who circumnavigated the globe recently.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that by the year 2022 India will unfurl the tri-colour in space. The year 2022 will mark India's 75th Independence country.
"India is proud of our scientists, who are excelling in their research and are at the forefront of innovation. In the year 2022 or if possible before, India will unfurl the tricolour in space," said Prime Minister.
Taking note of India's progress at the International stage, the Prime Minister said that 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. India's voice is being heard effectively at the world stage. We are integral parts of forums whose doors were earlier closed for us," he reiterated.
The Prime Minister further highlighted certain important decisions taken under his government, saying that his government delivered what was pending since decades.
"Who did not want the passage of the GST yet it was pending for years? Last year GST became a reality. The demand for higher MSP was pending for years. From farmers to political parties to agriculture experts, everybody was asking about it but nothing happened. With the blessings of the farmers, the decision on MSP was taken by our Government," he added.
On his Swacch Bharat campaign, he said, "Due to Swachh Bharat mission, lakhs of children can lead healthier lives. Even the WHO has lauded the movement. Mahatma Gandhi led the Satyagrahis to freedom. Today, the Swachhagrahis have to ensure a Swachh Bharat" .
Announcing the date for the launch of Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, the Prime Minister said, "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."
"The healthcare initiatives of the Government of India will have a positive impact on 50 crore Indians. It is essential to ensure that we free the poor of India from the clutches of poverty due to which they cannot afford healthcare," the Prime Minister added.
Raising the issue of corruption, Prime Minister said, "We will not forgive the corrupt and those who have black money. They have ruined the nation. Delhi's streets are free from power brokers. From the voice of power brokers, the voice of the poor is heard."
The Prime Minister also spoke on Tripe Talaq and ensured justice to Muslim women, "The practice of Triple Talaq has caused great injustice among Muslim women. We are trying to end this practice but there are some people who are not wanting it to end. I ensure the Muslim women that I will work to ensure justice is done to them."
"We want to progress more. There is no question of stopping or getting tired on the way," the Prime Minister said.