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Independence Day: Top Quotes From PM Modi’s I-Day Speech

India | News18 | August 15, 2018, 8:51 am
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 Jan Aarogya Abhiyan: PM Modi announced that India’s mega health scheme Ayushman Bharat, now repackaged as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, will be rolled out on September 25, the birth anniversary of Deendayal Upadhyaya. “The scheme will provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per year to 50 crore individuals across income groups. However wealthy the family may be, a perennial illness dents financial stability of the family forever. In order to prevent that from happening, we will be holding experiments in this sector for the next 6-7 weeks after which we will officially roll out the scheme,” said Modi. (Image: Reuters)

Jan Aarogya Abhiyan: PM Modi announced that India’s mega health scheme Ayushman Bharat, now repackaged as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, will be rolled out on September 25, the birth anniversary of Deendayal Upadhyaya. “The scheme will provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per year to 50 crore individuals across income groups. However wealthy the family may be, a perennial illness dents financial stability of the family forever. In order to prevent that from happening, we will be holding experiments in this sector for the next 6-7 weeks after which we will officially roll out the scheme,” said Modi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during 72nd Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during 72nd Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Manned Mission to Space: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced during his Independence Day speech that India will send a manned mission to space by 2022 aboard a Gaganyaan. Modi also praised the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for launching 100 satellites in one go and making the country proud.

Manned Mission to Space: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced during his Independence Day speech that India will send a manned mission to space by 2022 aboard a Gaganyaan. Modi also praised the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for launching 100 satellites in one go and making the country proud. "In 2022, when we will celebrate the 75th year of Independence, we are dedicated to send people of the country to space. We will launch Gaganyan... we will become the 4th country in the world to take people to space," PM Modi said. (Image: Reuters)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi salutes as he prepares to inspect the honour guard during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi salutes as he prepares to inspect the honour guard during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 “Sleeping Elephant Has Woken Up”: Talking about the state of the economy, PM Modi said India will be the engine of growth for the world economy for the next three decades as the

“Sleeping Elephant Has Woken Up”: Talking about the state of the economy, PM Modi said India will be the engine of growth for the world economy for the next three decades as the "sleeping elephant" has started to run on the back of structural reforms like GST. He listed out the pace of reforms in the last four years of his government that pulled out the country from being considered a “fragile and risky” economy to being the fastest in the world. (Image: News18/Pankaj Tomar)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the honour guard during Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the honour guard during Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 “Taxpayers Have Doubled Since 2013”: PM Narendra Modi also hailed the efforts made to alleviate poverty and threw light on the increase in the tax collections over the last three years.

“Taxpayers Have Doubled Since 2013”: PM Narendra Modi also hailed the efforts made to alleviate poverty and threw light on the increase in the tax collections over the last three years. "Taxpayers have almost doubled as compared to 2013. In 2013, there were 3 crore taxpayers and now there are close to 7.25 people paying direct taxes… There is no broker in the power corridors of Delhi now. Three lakh shell companies have been shut down,” he said. (Image: News18/Pankaj Tomar)

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 Outreach to Minorities: PM Modi also launched an attack on the opposition for “stalling” the triple talaq bill in Parliament, but said that would “continue to fight for the rights of Muslim women.” He assured

Outreach to Minorities: PM Modi also launched an attack on the opposition for “stalling” the triple talaq bill in Parliament, but said that would “continue to fight for the rights of Muslim women.” He assured "Muslim sisters and daughters" that their rights would be protected and said the government would not leave any effort to protect them. He added that his government was committed to the bill against Triple Talaq. (Image: Reuters)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves after addressing during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves after addressing during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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