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Independence Day speech

‘Lakhpati Didi’ to skill 2 cr women

“It is my dream to make two crore lakhpati didis in villages,” the Prime Minister said in his Independence Day speech

16 Aug 2023 1:02 AM

Modi sets tone for 2024 election in I-Day speech

The PM gave the people "Modi ki guarantee" that the country will become the third largest economy in the next five years

16 Aug 2023 12:34 AM

Anita Anand | India, at 2047, as a developed nation: It’ll just be a pipedream

It is a sovereign state with a high Human Development Index (HDI) compared to other countries

19 Jul 2023 12:00 AM

Aakar Patel | PM Modi's ‘shopping list’ had no substance, only words

In his speech, Modi made much about the freedom struggle though, of course, his Sangh Parivar had abstained from it

16 Aug 2020 2:23 AM

First manned space mission by 2022, says PM Modi

Once achieved, India could become the fourth nation to do so after the United States, Russia and China.

16 Aug 2018 2:32 AM


PM, at Red Fort, goes all out for Polls 2019

Modi had hoped that if simultaneous elections were held, his personal image would help to overcome local anti-incumbencies.

16 Aug 2018 2:27 AM

PM’s I-Day speech aimed at 2019 polls

The PM’s address made it plain that Mr Modi will go hell for leather in winning the next election.

16 Aug 2018 2:27 AM

Modi likely to announce launch of Ayushman Bharat Scheme on I-Day

The full-scale roll-out of his pet project expected in September end.

14 Aug 2018 12:09 PM

PM Modi asks citizens to draft Independence Day speech

According to, Mr Modi will pick up some of the ideas in his speech.

01 Aug 2018 1:34 AM

DD, AIR refused to broadcast my I-Day speech, alleges Tripura CM

There was no immediate reaction from the Prasar Bharati, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio.

16 Aug 2017 9:33 AM


No empty promise: Modi delivers his shortest I-Day speech, speaks for 57 min

In 2016, he had spoken for 96 minutes, the longest ever Independence Day address by an Indian Prime Minister.

15 Aug 2017 11:40 AM