Independence Day Highlights: "India Is Mother Of Democracy," PM Modi In Address To Nation

India Celebrates Independence Day 2022: PM Modi said the completion of 75 years of Independence was a time to step towards a new direction with a new resolve.

Independence Day Highlights: 'India Is Mother Of Democracy,' PM Modi In Address To Nation

Independence Day 2022 highlights: India marks its 75th year of independence today

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today led the Independence Day celebrations from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi. 

"Our tricolour is waving in its full glory not only in India, but in every corner of the world," the Prime Minister said in his address to the nation. 

He said the completion of 75 years of Independence was a time to step towards a new direction with a new resolve.

PM Modi offered tributes to a galaxy of freedom fighters, including Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru among others.

"During our freedom struggle, there was not one year where our freedom fighters did not face brutality and cruelty. Today is the day when, as we pay them our respects, we need to remember their vision and dream for India," PM Modi said.

Here are the highlights on Independence Day 2022:

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Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba extends his "hearty felicitations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and people of India on the occasion of Independence Day".


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Astronaut Raja Chari greeted the Indian diaspora in a message posted on his Twitter account.
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"House For Every Indian, Double Farmers' Income": PM's Promises For 2022
While interacting with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) in June 2018, the PM had said the government was working to ensure a home for every Indian by 2022.
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On Independence Day, Made-In-India ATAG Gun Used In Ceremonial Salute
For the first time, a made-in-India howitzer gun was part of the 21-gun salute during the Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in New Delhi on Monday. The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun (ATAG) was used along with British-made 25-Pounders.
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French President Emmanuel Macron congratulates India on Independence Day 



Aug 15, 2022 11:58 (IST)
Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers exchange sweets at the Attari-Wagah border 


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Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra participate in Independence Day celebrations
Aug 15, 2022 11:10 (IST)
"House For Every Indian, Double Farmers' Income": PM's Promises For 2022
While interacting with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) in June 2018, the PM had said the government was working to ensure a home for every Indian by 2022.
Aug 15, 2022 10:46 (IST)
Bill Gates congratulates PM Modi, calls India's development in healthcare, digital transformation "inspiring"


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PM Modi Ditches Teleprompter, Uses Paper Notes For Independence Day Speech

This Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used paper notes, and not a teleprompter, in his address to the nation. This was his ninth address from the ramparts of the Red Fort. 
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Watch: Highlights from PM Modi's speech 


Aug 15, 2022 09:24 (IST)
75 Artists Perform Special Patriotic Song 'Jaya Hey 2.0'

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Aug 15, 2022 09:08 (IST)
PM Modi In Independence Day Speech: "Let's Pledge To Wipe Out Misogyny"
He said for India to achieve the goals envisioned by its freedom fighters in the next 25 years, women have to play a critical role. If we uplift women and empower them, we can achieve the goals in a shorter duration and with less effort, he added.
Aug 15, 2022 08:57 (IST)
Corruption, nepotism two main challenges: PM Modi

"Until and unless, people have the mentality of penalizing the corrupt, the nation cannot progress at the optimum pace. Another evil we need to come together against is nepotism. We need to give opportunities to this who are talented & will work towards the progress of the nation"

Aug 15, 2022 08:48 (IST)
If we look at India's Nari Shakti in law, education, science, police; In every aspect of life , our daughters and mothers are making major contributions to India: PM Modi
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I also salute the children who are saying no to imported toys. When a 5-year-old says 'No videshi', Aatma Nirbhar Bharat runs through his veins, PM Modi says
Aug 15, 2022 08:31 (IST)
"After 75 years we have heard the proud sound of a Made-in-India weapon in the Independence Day gun salute. I salute the armed forces for this feat," PM Modi in his Independence Day speech 
Aug 15, 2022 08:26 (IST)
Respect for Women is an important pillar for India's growth. We need to support our "Nari Shakti".
Aug 15, 2022 08:20 (IST)
PM Lists 5 Pledges To Fulfill Freedom Fighters' Dreams Of India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the nation from the historic Red Fort as India celebrates 75 years of Independence, listed five pledges the citizens must take to fulfil freedom fighters' dreams for India by 2047.
Aug 15, 2022 08:16 (IST)
PM Lists Five Pledges In Independence Day Speech

"In coming years, we've to focus on 'Panchpran'- First, to move forward with bigger resolves & resolve of developed India; Second, erase all traces of servitude; Third, be proud of our legacy; Fourth, strength of unity and Fifth, duties of citizens which includes the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers
Aug 15, 2022 08:08 (IST)
'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign is an example of the entire nation coming together to celebrate the spirit of our glorious country, says PM Modi
Aug 15, 2022 08:03 (IST)
Sporting A Tricolour Turban, PM Modi Addresses The Nation From Red Fort
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India is the mother of democracy: PM Modi

"India is the mother of democracy. India has seen a lot of ups and downs in the last 75 years. There have been sorrows as well as achievements in these years. We faced natural calamities, wars and other problems. But unity in diversity became our guiding power"
Aug 15, 2022 07:50 (IST)
Nation remembering those who made sacrifices but were forgotten and not given their due: PM Modi on 75th anniversary of Independence Day
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PM pays tributes to India's women fighters, including Rani Lakshmi Bai and Begum Hazrat Mahal, says the nation is beholden to them
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Our tricolour is waving in its full glory not only in India, but in every corner of the world today, PM Modi in his address to the nation 


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During our freedom struggle, there was not one year where our freedom fighters did not face brutality & cruelty. Today is the day when, as we pay them our respects, we need to remember their vision & dream for India, says PM Modi
Aug 15, 2022 07:38 (IST)
I congratulate all Indians and those who love India on this Independence Day. It is a day to step towards a new direction with a new resolve, says PM Modi
Aug 15, 2022 07:35 (IST)
PM Modi begins his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi
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PM Narendra Modi hoists the National Flag at Red Fort 


Aug 15, 2022 07:24 (IST)
 PM Modi arrives at Red Fort. He will address the nation shortly


Aug 15, 2022 07:15 (IST)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hoists the National Flag at his residence 


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PM Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat 

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'Har Ghar Tiranga' Campaign Drives 'Unprecedented' Demand For National Flag
'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign by the Centre to commemorate 75 years of the country's Independence has helped boost demand for the tricolour as flag makers and traders are witnessing a surge in order and sales of the national flag.
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Union Minister Kiren Rijiju hoists national flag at his residence
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PM Modi extends Independence Day wishes
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