New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressed the nation from the Red Fort in New Delhi as India celebrates its 69th Independence Day on Saturday.
We are looking at systems for enabling start-ups. We must be number 1 in start-ups. ‘Start-up India’ & ‘Stand up India’.
India cannot develop till the eastern part of India develops.
We need to increase agricultural productivity and we are working in that direction.
It has been 15 months now since we formed government, no accusation of corruption of even Re 1.
Rs 6,500 crores disclosed under compliance window of black money & foreign assets law.
Some people are worried about tough law on black money; it has ensured that nobody dares to take black money out of the country.
India can be free of corruption, need lots of measures.
20 lakh people have given up gas subsidy; this is aimed at helping the poor.
Some people like to remain in ‘Nirasha’. And they are not satisfied till they have spoken about it to other people.
Dignity of labour has to be our national duty, it has to be a part of our nature.
We introduced Shrameva Jayate Yojana. It is an effort to change the way we look at the workers of India.
People from all walks of life, spiritual leaders, media friends, celebrities, everyone has worked to create awareness.
Almost 4.25 lakh toilets were built in 2.62 schools nationwide in one year; this gives self-confidence that we can do what we want.
If there is something that has touched every person, it is the movement towards cleanliness.
Last time from the Red Fort I spoke about toilets and cleanliness. People wondered what kind of PM is he, talking about these issues.
We have emphasised on a new work culture.
We have focussed on social security.
Rs 20,000 crore were deposited in 17 crore Jandhan bank accounts.
When the branch of a bank is built somewhere, people rejoice. But this is still easy. Getting people to those banks takes effort.
Bank accounts are essential for integrating the poor into the financial system.
The doors of the banks were not open for the poor. We decided this must end. We wanted to strengthen financial inclusion.
There is a new atmosphere of trust.
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.
All our schemes must serve the poor.
Be it MyGov, letters from citizens, Mann Ki Baat, communication with people…daily Jan Bhagidari is increasing.
Jan Bhagidari is the biggest asset of a democracy.
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.
Be it casteism or communalism there is no place for them. In no way can they be tolerated.
If the unity of India is destroyed then the dreams of the people are also destroyed.
There is simplicity in every Indian and there is unity in every corner of India. This is the strength of India.