From Jan Arogya Abhiyaan to Gaganyaan: Highlights of PM Modi’s Independence Day speech

“We should make people more aware on the issue of women safety,” says PM.


On the celebration of the 72nd Independence day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his fifth Independence Day speech, from the ramparts of Red Fort.

During his speech he made the announcement of two different programs that the government is planning to work upon. He announced the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, a national healthcare scheme that will “impact 50 crore Indians.” On the other hand he also announced ‘Gaganyaan’, a space programme to be launched by 2022.

Highlights of his speech:


‘PM on triple talaq’

On the issue of Triple Talaq, the PM says, “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.


‘Justice for women’

PM Modi says, “We have to free our country from this mentality of rape. In Madhya Pradesh, rapists were given death penalty within 5 days. We should make people more aware.”


‘Announcement of Jan Arogya Abhiyaan’

“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,” he says.


‘Announcement of Gaganyaan space programme’

An Indian astronaut, be it a man or a woman, will go on a space odyssey by 2022 on board ‘Gaganyaan’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.

“When India celebrates 75th year of Independence in 2022 and if possible even before, an Indian son or daughter will undertake a manned space mission on board ‘Gaganyaan’ carrying the national flag.”


‘Will bring modernity to agricultural sector, says PM’

“Out of the 13 million who have taken the Mudra loan, 4 million people have taken it for the first time. This presents a new India.

“Today our full focus is to bring modernity to change in the agricultural sector. With a ‘Beej Se Bazar Tak’ approach, we are bringing remarkable changes in the agriculture sector. The aim is to double farmer incomes by 2022.

“Due to Swachh Bharat mission, lakhs of children can lead healthier lives. Even the World Health Organisation has lauded the movement,” he says.


‘PM Modi presents NDA report card’

Speaking about the achievements of the BJP government in the last four years, PM Modi says,

“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.

“Who did not want the passage of the GST? Yet it was pending for years? Last year GST became a reality.

“The OROP demand was pending for decades. The people of India, our brave army personnel had faith in us and we were able to take a decision on OROP.

“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.

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