Highlights of PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech on Aug 15 (See pictures)

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New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his maiden speech at Red Fort as the nation celebrated its 68th Independence Day on Friday, Aug 15, 2014.

Here are the highlights of Modi's speech at Red Fort:

  1. All previous governments have a hand in developing India. State governments have a hand in it as well. I offer my respect to all previous governments and Prime Ministers.
  2. We don't believe in the force of majority. We worked with everyone. The credit for this goes not to the PM but the MPs and the opposition.
  3. Don't kill daughters in the womb, it is a blot on 21st century India. I have seen families where one daughter serves parents more than five sons.
  4. As parents, have we asked our sons where he is going? Why not put same yardstick for sons too?
  5. Let us think about zero defect - that our products are not defective - and zero effect - that our products have no adverse effect on the environment.
  6. I tell the world - come, make in India. Sell anywhere but manufacture here. We have the skill and the talent.
  7. In a short span of time, we will start a new institution that will work in place of the Planning Commission

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    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his maiden speech at Red Fort as the nation celebrated its 68th Independence Day on Friday, Aug 15, 2014

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his maiden speech at Red Fort as the nation celebrated its 68th Independence Day on Friday, Aug 15, 2014

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    "Don't kill daughters in the womb, it is a blot on 21st century India. I have seen families where one daughter serves parents more than five sons", said Modi

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    "I tell the world - come, make in India. Sell anywhere but manufacture here. We have the skill and the talent, Modi said

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Nation from rampart of the historic Red Fort during the 68th Independence Day function, in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the 68th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the 68th Independence Day from the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 68th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the gaurd of honour at the historic Red Fort during the 68th Independence Day function in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves after addressing the nation on the 68th Independence Day from the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from Red Fort on the 68th Independence Day in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves after the 68th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi after inspecting the guard of honour during the 68th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi sips water while addressing the nation during the 68th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation during the 68th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi addresses nation at Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after addressing the nation during the 68th Independence Day function at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Friday.

     

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