Last updated: August 14, 2022, 09:34 IST
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his 9th address to the nation from the Red Fort in Delhi as the country celebrates Independence Day on August 15. PM Modi has taken the opportunity every year to talk about various social issues as he outlines the roadmap for the country’s development.
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In his speech last year, Prime Minister Modi praised the efforts of doctors, scientists and other individuals in response to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. He said that while India faced many challenges, it worked extremely fast in every area.
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As the country awaits Prime Minister Modi’s key announcements during his Independence Day speech, here’s a rundown of some of his top quotes from his past speeches over the years.
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Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and now Sabka Prayaas are very important for achieving all our goals,” Prime Minister Modi said while urging citizens to actively participate in the country’s efforts to become a superpower .
Pitching for Atmanirbhar Bharat, Prime Minister Modi said: “A self-sufficient India has now become the mantra for 130 crore Indians. I believe in the nation, its people, our faith, our young citizens. We believe in Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam – the whole world is one family.”
“The improvement of the lives of our brothers and sisters in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is our collective responsibility as compatriots,” he said against the background of the abolition of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution of India.
“India’s honest taxpayer plays an important role in the progress of the nation. It is thanks to them that so many people are fed, the lives of the poor are transformed,” Prime Minister Modi said in his maiden Independence Day speech after the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2017.
“We must move the country forward with the determination to create a ‘New India’. In our country there is not one big or small… Everyone is equal. Together we can make positive change,” Prime Minister Modi said.
PM Modi said: “Today our decision is to convert the Swaraj (self-government) into Su-Rajya (good governance). Surajya means a qualitative and positive change in the lives of the people of India,”
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In his maiden Independence Day speech as Prime Minister, Prime Minister Modi said: “This country was not made by politicians, kings or governments. It was made by farmers, workers, young people, our mothers and sisters.” PM Modi also announced the ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission program to defecate rural India.
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