The PM talked at length over wide a range of issues like providing 24X7 power to every village, promoting interest of science and technology amongst youngsters, creating awareness about road safety rules.
Here are the highlights of PM's address:
Saluting the soldiers and their bravery and sacrifice on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas PM paid tribute to the martyrs.
"I salute all brave soldiers who lost their lives in Kargil war, for their sacrifice and valour, on the ocassion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. Kargil battle was not just fought on borders, India's every village, city and town has made a contribution to that," said the PM.
Talking about the good start of monsoon season PM said it will help in good produce of grains.
"We have seen a good start of monsoon this year, this will definitely help our farmers to grow kharif crops. The produce of pulses and oil seeds increased by 50% and 33% respectively, it is a matter of great joy," he added.
Citing the recent case of road accident in Delhi in which a youth remained lying on the road after being hit by a speeding car, the Prime Minister raised the issue of road safety.
"One is shocked to see the statistics of road accidents in country, every 4 minutes a person dies in road accident. Apart from Govt, it is duty of every family to educate the youngsters in the family about importance of following road safety rules," PM said.
"Govt has taken many initiatives regarding road safety, we're soon going to introduce Road Transport and Safety Bill," the PM further added.
PM Modi talked about a railway employee who apart from doing his job brings the day to day life of Indian Railways on his canvas.
"I always say 'Karmachaari' (employee) should become ‘Karma Yogi'. Came to know about a railway employee (Vijay Biswal) recently, who apart from performing duties assigned to him, paints scenes related to Railways. It's a classic example of how one's job can be made more lively," he added.
Expressing his concern over the students' declining interest in the field of science and technology PM said, "When we ask students what they want to become when they grow up, 1 out of 100 says he/she wants to become a scientist. Science and Technology is a DNA of development. HRD Ministry launched Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan to promote scientific innovation."
Talking about his promise of lighting every village in India PM said, "We have taken up a major task, we aim to provide 24X7 power supply to all villages. It is a difficult task, but we have initiated it. We have launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana to ensure that every village gets uninterrupted power supply."
Stressing again over making India open defecation free the PM said, "Govt officials of Harda (MP) have initiated an unique campaign 'Brother No.1' which says a brother who builds toilet as a 'Rakshabandhan gift' for his sister is best. I congratulate Govt officials for this effort," PM added.
Talking about his upcoming Independence Day speech PM invited suggestions from the people of India.
"I consider this as good idea, if people of the nation will send me suggestions for 15th August speech," PM exuded confidence that he'll receive many suggestions.