As Narendra Modi unfurls flag, Twitterati make #IndependenceDayIndia trend

PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to greet the nation on its 70th Independence Day. He is addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2016 10:55 am

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at the ramparts of Red Fort for the third time as India celebrates its 70th Independence Day on Monday. Heavy security arrangements have been put in place for the grand celebrations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation.

PM Modi had invited suggestions from all citizens for the themes and issues he needs to address in his speech. People were asked to send in their inputs through the MyGov website and app. And as per suggestions send to him, he is likely to speak on the issue of tolerance, governance, Digital India and terrorism.

PM Modi begins his address to the nation. Speaking from the ramparts, PM Modi said: “Today on this special day, I convey my greetings to 125 crore Indians and the Indian community living overseas. May this energy guide the nation to scale newer heights of progress in the years to come.

Those present at the Red Fort include dignitaries from across the world, eminent professionals, and school students. Also present at the ceremony will be the Prime Minister’s Cabinet as well as senior leaders of the Opposition.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to greet the nation on its 70th Independence Day. He will shortly address the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort.

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