Independence Day 2022: When and where to watch PM Modi's Red Fort speech
New Delhi, Aug 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag at the ramparts of Red Fort and address the nation for the ninth consecutive time on August 15. The ceremony is particularly significant this year as it marks the 75th anniversary of India's independence, with the government launching a host of exercises to add to the verve around the celebration.
The Independence Day celebration comes at a time when India, like most countries, is seen to be coming out of the grim shadows of Covid-19, which crippled normal life and marred economic activities after its outbreak in 2020.
Where to watch the Prime Minister's live speech on Independence Day?
The PM's address to the nation will be broadcast live by national public broadcaster Doordarshan. The address can also be listened to on radio through All India Radio channels.
The address will also be live-streamed by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) on its YouTube channel, as well as on its Twitter handle.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) will also air the national address and will provide live updates of the speech on Twitter.
The government had launched a host of programmes, including 'Har Ghar Tiranga', in the run up to the 75th anniversary of the independence. Modi has often used the occasion to highlight the key outcomes of the measures taken by his government and has at times made important announcements.
His speech last year was marked by the announcements of National Hydrogen Mission, Gati Shakti Master Plan and the launch of 75 Vade Bharat trains in 75 weeks.
In 2020, he had announced that the exercise to connect over six lakh villages with optical fibre network would be completed in 1,000 days. He had also highlighted the government's plan to ensure digital health identity cards to every citizen.
PM Modi's announcement of creating the post of the Chief of Defence Staff was a key highlight of his Independence Day speech in 2019.