On the 70th Independence Day on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the tri-colour from the ramparts of Red Fort for the third time. After unfurling the national flag, Modi will address the nation. Heightened security arrangements have been put in place for Independence Day celebrations in wake of terrorists striking crowded places worldwide. Nearly 6,000 security personnel and hundreds of CCTV cameras will monitor from three control-rooms the venue at Red Fort, from where the prime minister will address the nation in presence of dignitaries, including foreign representatives and thousands of visitors.
In a massive screening exercise, police has collected details of over 9,000 people residing in the vicinity of the Red Fort to ensure that most people near the venue are marked out and strangers could be checked in case of any exigency. The preliminary security arrangements began in July and senior police and intelligence officials have been regularly updating them to weed out any shortcomings and glitches.
What time will Narendra Modi’s speech and flag hoisting on Independence Day 2016 start?
The ceremony will start at 6:30 am. Modi will be recieved by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Red Fort’s Lahori. The flag hoisting will take place at 8 am which will be followed by PM’s speech. You can watch the live telecast below:
Which TV channel will do the live broadcast of Narendra Modi speech and flag hoisting Independence Day 2016?
It will be available on various news channels
How do I watch online live streaming of Narendra Modi speech and flag hoisting independence day 2016?
You can watch the live telecast below:
The links below will also be hosting live streams from the Red Fort:
What are the details of Narendra Modi speech and flag hoisting of Independence Day 2016?
The prime minister has 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.
At his last Independence Day speech in 2015, Narendra Modi had focused on how his government had worked in the first 15 months of his government. From ending black money to ensuring every school in the country has toilets, the Prime Minister said his government has done much to fulfill the promises it made since coming to power. Terming the progress of the country in the last year as the hard work of ‘Team India’, the Prime Minister said it was achievable only because of the efforts of 125 crore Indians.