Monsoon Session Of Parliament Day 18: Highlights

Monsoon Session Of Parliament Day 18: Highlights

Today is Day 18 of the Monsoon Session of Parliament

A special session to mark 75 years of the Quit India resolution is planned in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Day 18 of the Monsoon session of Parliament. Retiring members are also slated to give their farewell speeches in the Rajya Sabha.

Here are the live highlights of the eighteenth day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament:

Aug 09, 2017 16:33 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day as opposition protests the Chandigarh stalking case.
Aug 09, 2017 13:35 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after tributes were paid to sitting BJP member Sanwar Lal Jat who died in Delhi today.
Aug 09, 2017 12:45 (IST)
Many leaders, including Sitaram Yechuryand Sugata Bose, have spoken on the Quit India movement.
Aug 09, 2017 12:40 (IST)
Speaking on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said "Today it looks secularism and free speech are in danger. There is politics of divide; If we have to preserve freedom, we'll have to defeat forces endangering it"

"We can't and we won't allow sectarian forces to succeed. Questions being raised whether forces of darkness are again raising their head, whether attempts being made to destroy democracy" she added.
Aug 09, 2017 12:08 (IST)
"In 1942 the clarion call was 'Karenge Ya Marenge' (do or die) - today it is 'Karenge Aur Kar Ke Rahenge.' (Will do and ensure it is done). These 5 years are about Sankalp Se Siddhi." PM Modi concluded.
Aug 09, 2017 12:07 (IST)
PM Modi spoke about the need for change, saying "We see buses burnt during agitations, doctors beaten up, hospitals vandalized, disregard for public property and public transport... it is sad to see that we treat this as normal. We must not let this feeling of such things being "normal" and "usual" continue. It is in our hands to consciously make that change."
Aug 09, 2017 12:04 (IST)
"Doing wrong in our everyday lives are ingrained in us to such an extent. That is how far we have moved away from the greatness that once was. But it is never too late to accept it and consciously do the right things." PM Modi said.
Aug 09, 2017 12:04 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi said "Not having respect the law, and other malpractices have become a part of our lives to such an extent that we have stopped realizing that we are making a mistake"

"If someone spits on the road, or jumps a traffic signal or drives in the wrong direction, they seem to do so without even realizing what they are doing wrong. At times they turn around and argue or fight... such is the level of apathy" he continued.
Aug 09, 2017 11:53 (IST)
Aug 09, 2017 11:53 (IST)
Aug 09, 2017 11:43 (IST)
"Poverty, lack of education & malnutrition - these are big challenges our nation faces. We need to bring a positive change in this regard" PM Modi said.
Aug 09, 2017 11:43 (IST)
Speaking on corruption, PM Modi said "If we all work for the nation, if we (politicians) put the 125 crore countrymen before we put ourselves, we can collectively achieve wonders."
Aug 09, 2017 11:42 (IST)
"What can we learn from freedom fighters? We can learn that when we all come together and unite to take this country forward, then nothing can stop us from success. From reaching new highs." PM Modi said. 

"We may not have Gandhi with us today, but we have his thoughts, we know his vision. And if we all come together, we can achieve all that Gandhi had envisioned for the country." he added.
Aug 09, 2017 11:41 (IST)
PM Modi spoke on common people taking up responsibility during the freedom struggle.

"During the struggle for Independence, millions of people across the country became leaders and took up the cause of 'karo ya maro' (do or die)" he said.
Aug 09, 2017 11:38 (IST)
"Every man, woman and child in India should feel free and enjoy their freedom. But they should always remember the sacrifices made by millions who struggled to ensure this for generations to come" PM Modi said
Aug 09, 2017 11:38 (IST)
Speaking about the historical significance of the Quit India movement in India, PM Modi said "This movement gave rise to several others across the nation over the years. Countless people came together to struggle and unite for our freedom."
Aug 09, 2017 11:36 (IST)
"The Quit India movement marked the rise of a new leadership. They supported Mahatma Gandhi during the movement. So many leaders even went to jail." PM Modi said.
Aug 09, 2017 11:36 (IST)
PM Modi spoke about the importance of educating the younger generation on historical moments like the Quit India movement. 

"It is important for the younger generation to know about historical events like the Quit India movement" he said 
Aug 09, 2017 11:34 (IST)
"This is a special occasion - we remember the Quit India movement. Remembering such movements gives us strength as a nation" PM Modi said.

Aug 09, 2017 11:33 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi speaks on the Quit India movement, calling it an inspiration to the whole nation.
Aug 09, 2017 11:20 (IST)

Minister of Defence and Finance, Arun Jaitley, gave a speech on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement.
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