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It has been under ten weeks since the new Government was formed but several pathbreaking decisions have been taken: PM
By abrogating Articles 370 and 35A, we have fulfilled Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's dream: PM Modi
We are also working to provide inclusive development to the tribal communities, minorities and all sections of the society: PM Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the 73th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi, soon after hoisting the National Flag. He extended his greetings to fellow countrymen and wished people on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan. During his address, the Prime Minister spoke at length about the transformations taking place in the country and presented the government’s vision to take India to greater heights of glory through public participation.

The Prime Minister began his speech by expressing solidarity with those affected by floods in several parts of the country. He assured the Central Government’s full assistance in relief measures and applauded the efforts of the NDRF and other rescue teams.

70 days of pathbreaking decision-making:

During his speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the landmark moves undertaken by the government in the first 70 days of its second term. “It has been under ten weeks since the new Government was formed but several pathbreaking decisions have been taken”, said PM Modi.
Speaking about the recent revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi said, "By abrogating Articles 370 and 35A, we have fulfilled Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's dream."

Highlighting the matter of Triple Talaq Bill, he added that the government had been able to ensure justice to all the Muslim women by implementing the Bill.
The PM added that the government had worked for the farmers and workers by providing MSP and pensions. He also enumerated measures being undertaken to tackle water crisis by forming a separate Jal Shakti Ministry.

SabkaSaath, Sabka Vikas, SabkaVishwaas:

Enumerating on the government’s vision of ‘SabkaSaath, Sabka Vikas and SabkaVishwaas’, PM Modi said, “We are also working to provide inclusive development to the tribal communities, minorities and all sections of the society.” He said that from 2014 to 2019, it was time to fulfil the needs of people and 2019 onwards is the time to give wings to the aspirations of the people of the country.

Ensuring gender justice:

Elucidating about the passage of the historic Triple Talaq Bill in the Parliament, PM Narendra Modi noted how Muslim women earlier used to suffer and be scared. “The fear of Triple talaq kept haunting Muslim women and that is why we took the step to criminalise instant talaq”, he said.

One Nation, one Constitution:

PM Narendra Modi said it was keeping up with the democratic spirit of India that Article 370 and Article 35A had been abrogated from Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. “We do not believe in creating problems or prolonging them. In less than 70 days of the new Government, Article 370 has become history, and in both Houses of Parliament, 2/3rd of the members supported this step. We want to serve Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh”, the Prime Minister said.

Shri Modi said that the old arrangement in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh encouraged corruption, nepotism and there was injustice when it came to rights of women, children, Dalits, tribal communities and sanitation workers.

Questioning those who supported Article 370, PM Modi said, “India is asking them: If this was so important and life changing, why was this Article not made permanent? After all, those people had large mandates and could have removed the temporary status of Article 370.”

He said that after the revocation of Article 370, the spirit of ‘One Nation, One Constitution’ has become a reality in India.
“GST brought to life the dream of One Nation, One Tax. India has also achieved One Nation, One Grid in the energy sector. Arrangements have been made for One Nation, One Mobility Card. Today, India is talking about One Nation, One Election”, he added further.

Jal Jeevan Mission:

Expressing concern about the water crisis, the Prime Minister said it was unfortunate that so many people lack access to water even 70 years after Independence. “Work on the Jal Jeevan Mission will progress with great vigour in the years to come. Rs 3.5 lakh crore will used for this mission”, he said. The PM said that people from all sections of society must focus on water conservation and make it a mass movement.

There must be greater awareness on population explosion: PM

Highlighting a major issue of population explosion from the Red Fort, PM Modi said, “We have to think- can we do justice to the aspirations of our children. There is a need to have greater discussion and awareness on population explosion.”
Encouraging family planning, PM Modi urged parents to give a serious thought to whether they will be able to fulfil their child's dreams and aspirations and support a new life.

Waging a war against corruption:

Prime Minister Modi during his addressed noted how corruption had ruined the nation for 70 long years. He said, “Every effort made to remove corruption and black money is welcome. These are menaces that have ruined India for 70 long years. Let us always reward honesty.”

Giving citizens the freedom to pursue their aspirations:

Prime Minister Modi called for reducing the excess influence of Governments on people’s lives. “Let our people have the freedom of pursuing their own aspirations, let the right eco-system be made in this regard”, he said.

He said that there should be no interference on the part of the government but if needed the government should always be there.

High jump, not incremental progress:

Prime Minister Modi said that India does not want incremental progress, but a high jump was needed. “Our thought process has to be expanded. We have to keep in mind global best practices and build good systems and ensure development accordingly”, he said.

The PM added that people now aspire big. “Earlier, people were happy with merely a plan to make a railway station. Now people ask when will Vande Bharat Express come to my area. People do not want only good railway stations or bus stations; they ask when a good airport is coming. Earlier the aspiration was to have a good mobile phone but now, people aspire better data speed. Times are changing and we have to accept that”, the PM remarked.

Zero Defect, Zero Effect:

Prime Minister Modi expounded upon the vision expanding exports. He said that it was time to think about how exports could be boosted. “Each district of India has so much to offer. Let us make local products attractive. May more export hubs emerge. Our guiding principle is Zero Defect, Zero Effect”, he said.

Moving towards a $5 trillion economy:

PM Modi during his speech said that there were several avenues which could contribute towards India becoming a five trillion-dollar economy. “Today, not only India has a stable Government, but the country’s policy regime too is predictable. The world is eager to explore trade with India. We are working to keep prices under check and increase development. The fundamentals of our economy are strong.”

Adding further about the nation’s wealth creators, PM Modi said that wealth creation was a great national service. “Let us never see wealth creators with suspicion. Only when wealth is created, wealth will be distributed. Those who create wealth are India’s wealth and we respect them”, he said.

The PM also drew attention of people towards the tourism industry in India and highlighted how the sector can be accentuated. He said that by encouraging tourism in the country, the country’s economy would benefit tremendously. Encouraging domestic tourism, PM Modi said that people travel abroad for holidays. He urged people to visit at least 15 tourist destinations across India before 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom.

Strengthening coordination among defence forces:

India’s forces are India’s pride and to further strengthen the coordination among them, Prime Minister Modi announced a major decision from the Red Fort. “India will have a Chief of Defence Staff- CDS. This is going to make the forces even more effective”, said the Prime Minister.

Clarion call to free India from single use plastic:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his speech from the Red Fort today gave the clarion call to free India from single use plastic. “Can we free India from single use plastic? The time for implementing such an idea has come. May teams be mobilised to work in this direction. Let a significant step be made on 2nd October”, he said.

Urging people to consume ‘Made in India’ products, PM Modi said that it would improve the rural economy and give a boost to the MSME sector.

‘Yes’ to digital payments, ‘no’ to cash:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again urged the countrymen to use digital modes of payments. The PM urged people to make it their motto.

Soon after concluding his address, the Prime Minister met and interacted with the children who had gathered at the Red Fort. Dressed in the colours of the National Flag, the students were enthused to meet the Prime Minister.

Several Union Ministers, leaders and other delegates were present during the Prime Minister’s address.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ today via video conferencing. The training programme would be conducted in 111 training centres spread over 26 states. About one lakh frontline workers will be trained in this initiative. The Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, and many other Union Ministers, Ministers from States, experts and other stakeholders were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the event, the Prime Minister said that this launch is an important next step in the fight against Corona. The Prime Minister cautioned that the virus is present and possibility of mutation is also there. The second wave of the pandemic illustrated the kind of challenges that the virus may present to us. The Country needs to stay prepared to meet the challenges and training more than one lakh frontline warriors is a step in that direction, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister reminded us that the pandemic has tested the strength of every country, institution, society, family and person of the world. At the same time, this alerted us to expand our capabilities as science, government, society, institution or individuals. India took up this challenge and status of PPE kits, testing and other medical infrastructure related to covid care and treatment bears testimony to the efforts. Shri Modi pointed out that far-flung hospitals are being provided with ventilators and oxygen concentrators. More than 1500 oxygen plants are being established at war footing. Amidst all these efforts, skilled manpower is critical. For this and to support the current force of corona warriors one lakh youth is being trained. This training should be over in two-three months, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister informed that the top experts of the country have designed these six courses, launched today, as per demands of the states and union territories . The training will be imparted to Covid warriors in six customised job roles namely Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support, and Medical Equipment Support. This will include fresh skilling as well as upskilling of those who have some training in this type of work. This campaign will give fresh energy to the health sector frontline force and will also provide job opportunities to our youth.

The Prime Minister said that the Corona period has proved how important the mantra of skill, re-skill and up-skill. The Prime Minister said the Skill India Mission was started separately for the first time in the country, a Skill Development Ministry was created and the Prime Minister's Skill Development Centers were opened across the country. Today Skill India Mission is helping millions of this country’s youth every year in providing training according to the needs of the day. Since last year the Ministry of Skill Development has trained lakhs of health workers across the country, even amidst the pandemic.

The Prime Minister said given the size of our population, it is necessary to keep increasing the number of doctors, nurses and paramedics in the health sector. Work has been done with a focused approach over the last 7 years to start new AIIMS, new medical colleges and new nursing colleges. Similarly, reforms are being encouraged in medical education and related institutions. The seriousness and the pace at which the work on preparing the health professionals is going on now is unprecedented.

The Prime Minister said that health professionals like ASHA workers, ANM, Anganwadi and health workers deployed in the dispensaries in the villages are one of the strong pillars of our health sector and are often left out of the discussion. They are playing an important role in preventing infection to support the world's largest vaccination campaign. The Prime Minister lauded these health workers for their work during all the adversities for the safety of each and every countryman. He said their role is huge in preventing the spread of infection in villages in remote areas and in hilly and tribal areas.

The Prime Minister said many guidelines have been issued related to the campaign which is to start from 21st June. People below 45 years of age will get the same treatment for vaccination as for people above 45 years of age from June 21st. The Union Government is committed to give free vaccines to every citizen while following corona protocol.

The Prime Minister wished the trainees and said he believed that their new skills will be used in saving the lives of the countrymen.