71st Independence Day celebrations Live - Highlights of PM Narendra Modi's speech from Red Fort

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New Delhi : India celebrates its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag at the Red Fort followed by a grand speech in which he mentioned about how we can get our shoulders together to bring a new India in coming day. WATCH LIVE: 


8:30 AM - PM Modi concludes his Independence Day address at Red Fort with chants of 'Jai Hind', 'Vande Mataram', 'Bharat Mata ki jai.

8:20 AM - We are dedicating significant attention to East India-Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Northeast. These parts have to develop further: PM

8:16 AM - The poison of castesim and communalism can never be beneficial for our nation. This is the country of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi: PM

8:10 AM - We are nurturing our youth to be job creators and not just job seekers: PM Modi

8:07 AM - New India ka loktantra aisa hoga jisme tantra se lok nahi, lok se tantra chalega: PM Modi

8:05 AM - Be it issue of gas subsidy, Swach Bharat or demonetization , people of India have extended their full support: PM Modi

8:04 AM - We can reach Mangalyaan within 9 months, this is our capability, but one rail project was stuck for last 42 years: PM Modi

8:02 AM - No bullet or word will solve Kashmir problem, hugging them will: PM Modi 

7:57 AM - You will be happy to know that today we are not alone against our fight against terrorism, many countries supporting us actively: PM Modi

7:56 AM - Humne 'one rank one pension' laagu kara, suraksha balon ka hausla aur badha: PM Modi

7:55 AM - The country's security remains our priority; our forces have always proved their mettle: PM Modi

7:54 AM - GST has shown the spirit of cooperative federalism. The nation has come together to support GST and the role of technology has also helped: PM

7:53 AM - Jab surgical strike hui, toh duniya ko humara loha manna pada: PM Modi

7:50 AM - Leave 'Chalta Hai' nature, instead start thinking 'Badal Sakta Hai' - it will help us progress as a nation: PM Modi

7:48 AM - January 1 2018 will not be an ordinary day, those born in this century will start turning 18, 'Bhagya Vidhatas' of our country: PM Modi

7:46 AM - It is time to focus on New India. We together can bring a positive change in the nation: PM Modi 

7:42 AM - This is special year, 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement, 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha, 125th anniversary of Ganesh Utsav: PM Modi 

7:38 AM - PM Modi talks about Gorakhpur children death, says people of India stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected due to natural disasters and the tragedy in Gorakhpur.

7:36 AM - Desh ki aazadi ke liye jin jin logon ne balidaan diya hai, yogdaan diya hai,aise sabhi ko naman karta hoon,aadar karta hoon: PM Modi

7:35 AM - PM Modi begins his address to the nation on 71st Independence Day.

7:30 AM - PM Narendra Modi unfurls tricolour at Red Fort. 

7:15 AM - Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi 

7:00 AM - Stage set for PM Narendra Modi to address the nation on 71st Independence Day from Red Fort in New Delhi. His address will begin shortly. 

6:45 AM - Let's pledge to build new India: Rajnath Singh after hosting flag at his residence 

6:30 AM - Home Minister Rajnath Singh unfurls the tricolour at his residence in New Delhi