August 15 Independence Day speech: PM Narendra Modi invites suggestions from public

"On 15th August, I get the opportunity to address the nation from Red Fort. I am merely the medium. It is not one person speaking, the voices of 125 crore citizens echo from there," PM Narendra Modi said in Mann Ki Baat, on Sunday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 31, 2017 11:04 am
PM Narendra Modi, PM Modi, Independence Day, Independence Day Speech, PM Modi Independence day speech, narendra modi independence day speech, PM modi red fort speech, red fort speech, India, Indian Express news PM Modi said that the suggestions can be sent through his website MyGov.in or through the Narendra Modi mobile application, where he personally reads them. (File photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited suggestions from people for his Independence Day speech from Red Fort. “On 15th August, I get the opportunity to address the nation from Red Fort. I am merely the medium. It is not one person speaking, the voices of 125 crore citizens echo from there,” he said in his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, on Sunday.

PM Modi said that the suggestions can be sent through his website MyGov.in or through the Narendra Modi mobile application, where he personally reads them. “I’m happy to say that for the last three years, I get suggestions from every corner of the country for August 15, stating what I should speak about and what issues I should raise,” he said.

He also said that owing to the ‘complaints’ he has got over the length of the August 15 speeches he has given in the last three years, he will try to shorten it this time and wrap it up by 45-50 minutes.

While addressing the nation from Red Fort last year, PM Modi had expressed gratitude to the people of Balochistan, Gilgit and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. His remarks had drawn an angry reaction from Islamabad which claimed this “only proves Pakistan’s contention that India, through its main intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing, has been fomenting terrorism in Balochistan”.

PM Modi had also talked about the need for social unity. “A nation which is divided because of reasons like caste and religion cannot achieve great things,” he had said.

You can submit suggestions for PM Narendra Modi’s Independence day speech through his website or his mobile application.

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    Jyoti Sarup
    Aug 6, 2017 at 6:53 pm
    Why my email can't be published ?? May I know ?? JS
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      Jyoti Sarup
      Aug 6, 2017 at 6:09 pm
      I feel that Modi should announce in his 15th Aug speech, that the Next Governor of J K will be a displaced Kashmiri Pandit. This will generate a lots of good feeling in Kashmiri Pandits, who have been living in exile in their own country, for last 17 years. After all, they are Indians too, who have been neglected for years. It will also give BJP, a trump card to take off Artical 370, and make One India, One people. No special status to any state.
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        Michelle:Vedic:Brahmin
        Aug 5, 2017 at 7:54 pm
        Suggestion: Don't speak on Independence Day Aug 15. Our Independence Day has not been recognized by Gowalkar to Mohan Bagawat. We never flew Indian flag in our RSS offices ever. WE BRAHMINS NEVER WORKED FOR INDEPENDENCE. IN FACT WE BRAHMINS COLLABORATED WITH THE BRITISH "NOT TO GIVE INDEPENDENCE TO INDIA" SO THAT WE WILL ALWAYS ENJOY THE WHITE DIK AND OUR BRAHMIN GIRLS TOO. WE AT LAST GOT AN ENTIRE COUNTRY " FREE" FROM BRITISH(THE SACRIFICE OF CHAS Y IS A VERY SMALL FEE COMPARED TO THE VAST LAND WE GOT AND ARE ENJOYING FOR 70 YEARS). USED OUR GREAT BRAHMIN CHACHA NEHRU WHO CONSOLIDATED THE GREATEST LAND GRAB USING DUMB A S S VALLABHAI PATEL. WE ALSO TAUGHT OUT BRAHMIN GIRLS TO FANTACIZE NEHRU FROM OUT G MOTHER TO TEENS. WE BRAHMINS CELEBRATED CHACHA MORE THAN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY. BUT AT LAST WE HAVE TO DISOWN CHACHA FOR A GREATER AMBITION OF FURTHER CONSOLIDATION OF INDIGENOUS I D I O T S OF SOUTH ASIA. SO WE CREATED THE "BRAHMINUTWA" TERRORIST GROUPS USING BRAHMINS AS HEADS.
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          Michelle:Vedic:Brahmin
          Aug 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm
          WE HAVE HIRED ALL LOCAL CRIMINALS(NON-BRAHMIN) AS PRACHARAKS AND KARYAKARTAS USING THE DATABASE PROVIDED BY OUR AGENDA PARTNERS INTELLIGENCE BUREAU(IB) AND OUR INTERNATIONAL AGENDA PARTNERS INCLUDING MOSSAD. WE BRAHMINS SYSTEMATICALLY DEPLOYED OURSELVES AND DOMINATED ALL PARTIES SYSTEMATICALLY FOOLING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WE BRAHMINS BELONG TO ALL PARTIES CONGRESS/BJP/CPI/CPM/ ETC. WE HAVE ONE AGENDA - DOMINATION OF NATION. WE HAVE DEPLOYED BRAHMINS ON ALL SECURITY SENSITIVE POSTS-FROM ARMY/AIR FORCE/NAVY CHIEFS TO IGS, DSPs, IB, RAW, TO THE LOCAL POLICE INSPECTOR TO BRUTALLY CONTAIN ANY DISSENT AGAINST OUR FREELY GRABBED VAST LAND. WE HAD MURDERED MANY 100s of 1000s IN THE PAST 70 YEARS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO.
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            Kaliyug
            Aug 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm
            What a shame on brahmins! Thuuuuu
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            module
            Aug 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm
            Modi must stop doing politics by indulging and provocation of citizen. I will salute Modi everyday, If he or BJP can creates jobs and skilled opportunities. After more than 3 yrs, BJP created only 1 per cent jobs. Totally failed in Industries and jobs sectors. Before Election he promised, that huge corruptions done by UPA such as Coal gate, Spectrum, 2G, CWG, Robert Verdra, Black money from foreign countries etc, will be finished all these investigation with 100 days. What happens then? Why he or BJP is so silence? Is he waiting for next general election? He must confessed his failure on Independence day and say sorry. Please give fake promise.
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              Arvind K Hukkeri
              Aug 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm
              To, Honorable Prime minister, Sir its great pleasure to put my suggestions to you, thank you for giving the chance Sir it would be great if every struggling skilled citizens of our country get a chance to come-up with his own business ideas and succeed in the same, as i know you are supporting country citizens in many ways, i have one more suggestion Sir it would be great if we have a one center of commercial market in every city or smart city were govt will have its own govt area, were all the interested poor struggling eligible business skilled people get a chance to enhance there skill n grow financially and where the govt will allot them empty shops to do there business paying a affordable rent/deposit to govt... i have much more to say further if my suggestions are worth i would like to put complete suggestion/idea on the same ... Indian Citizens growing must be a India Financially growing India Financially growing must be a Indian Citizens growing Jai Hind
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                Sampath Kumar
                Aug 1, 2017 at 11:46 pm
                Dear Prime minister, I am a responsible citizen of this country and would be grateful if you could consider the suggestions , I make. 1. We are proud of our armed forces and pl. assure them that the people and the Govt are with them. 2. Section of the press and some people make derogatory remarks about the country and Armed forces in the name of freedom of speech.Message should be sent to them that this kind of anti national activities will not be tolerated. 3. Attrocities against women, particularly trafficing of women and children should be dealt with severely.This is a very serious matter. 4. We should evolve our own way of democracy. No need to copy British or some other country's model. Our Judicial system is outmoded and need to be reformed . 5. Without punishment law cannot be enforced. Human duty has precedence over human rights. People cannot put their religion above the Dharmic traditions of this land. Hope this meets your approval. Regards , sampath
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                  Avinash Kumar Pathak
                  Jul 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm
                  The P M should talk n work on population check. Nasbandi should be the key thing. He should stop " Make in India" in the children producing factories. But no pro-businessmen PM will ever do it.
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                    Archana Agarwal
                    Jul 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm
                    Dear Mr. Modi, I would like to know each and every State score card w.r.t. Money spend on new schemes and improvements . Also there should a link or Phone line to ask the nation about the actual improvements in each State , people should be able to give their inputs. Also how are we measuring the productivity of government sectors , whether they are doing good or bad , how can we judge. 2nd Thing : What Benefit we have seen till now from Nov 2016 Demonetization 3rd Thing : How GST money is planned to be spend . GST is being levied on Clothes , justify it. 4th Thing : As a citizen i am paying Tax on each and every thing i buy , what if i am not employed or lost my job. Even though i Paid tax for so many years , if i lose my job tomorrow , am i going to get anything like in other developed countries. I am not even getting free Medical treatment . All government hospitals are being utilized by the poor who have no say , I fear to go to government hospital.
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