PM Narendra Modi greets nation on 68th Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday urged Indians to give up the "poison" of casteism and communalism and embrace unity for the country`s progress.

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Aug 16, 2014, 00:28 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

  • PM concludes I-Day speech with `Bharat Mata Ki Jai` and `Jai Hind` slogan
  • PM salutes the security forces guarding the borders and appeals them to remain vigilant.
  • I am not `pradhan mantri`, I am `pradhan sevak`, says PM
  • The strength of the saviour is much more than the strength of the person who kills, says PM
  • PM Seeks cooperation from neighbouring and SAARC nations to jointly tackle poverty.
  • PM appeals to the nation to wage a war against poverty.

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  • If we have to build the nation we have to start from the villages: PM
  • I come from a poor family and I want the poor to get dignity: PM
  • PM announces clean India campaign from October 2 as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Let us pledge that I will not make my surroundings dirty: PM
  • PM calls for turning the country into digital India with broadband connectivity for all.
  • Let us think about 0 defect- that our products are not defected and 0 effect- our products have no adverse effect on the environment: PM
  • Our dreams should be that all over the world we can say Made in India, says PM

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  • Let us come together and think of ways India does not have to import but we export to the world: PM
  • I tell the world, Make in India and sell anywhere but manufacture here. We have the skill and talent, says PM

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  • PM appeals to youth to spread the message of `My India` across the globe.
  • Our youth is our strength; let our youth get skills...those skills that contribute towards a strong India.
  • To take India ahead the only ways ahead are development and good governance: PM

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  • Every school should build separate toilets for girls in a year so that our girl children do not leave schools: PM

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  • With `Jan Dhan Yojana` the govt wants to integrate the poorest of the poor with bank accounts: PM.
  • We believe in Jan Bhagidari. We believe in taking everyone together: PM
  • We are a youthful nation. Our youth are our strength. The world and India needs a skilled workforce, says PM
  • PM appeals to militants and Maoists to shun violence.

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  • After all, a person raping is someone`s son. As parents, has anyone asked our sons, where is he going? Why not put the same yardstick for sons too," asks PM
  • Our heads hang in shame due to incidents of rape: PM
  • Our sportspersons have brought us immense pride. So many brought us medals and I am proud that there are several daughters too: PM
  • PM appeals to the nation not to kill daughters, says female foeticide is a blot on 21st century India.

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  • I appeal to parents not to sacrifice the girl child. I have seen families where 1 daughter served parents more than even 5 sons: PM
  • We have not got anything from the path of violence and need of the hour is to leave the path of violence: PM

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  • PM urges people to give up the "poison" of casteism and communalism and embrace unity for the country`s progress.
  • Be it caste or communal violence, they stall the growth of the nation. Let us affirm that we will be free from these tensions: PM
  • Let us walk together, think together, and make a determination to take the nation ahead together: PM Narendra Modi
  • With the gun you can make the earth red but if you have a plough you can make the earth green. Till when will we take others` lives: PM
  • I express my gratitude to all the previous Governments and prime ministers to their work which has taken India to its present height, says PM

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  • It is the beauty of our constitution that a person from a poor family from small village has th honour to stand under the flag here, says PM
  • Leaders or rulers did not make this Nation. Nor did Governments. It is farmers, labourers, women, youth, seers, scientists who made it: PM
  • These days give us inspiration & they showcase the national character. This day can inspire us to take India to newer heights: PM
  • I salute all those who sacrificed themselves for India`s freedom: PM

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoists the tricolour at the Red Fort on Independence Day.