Published: Wed, August 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Why Modi mentioned Neelakurinji flowers in his Independence Day speech?

Why Modi mentioned Neelakurinji flowers in his Independence Day speech?

He only mentioned that Ayushman Bhava aka Modi Care - A Universal Health Care Programme will cater the needs of 10 Crore Indians.

Taking note of India's progress at the global stage, the Prime Minister said that from being seen as among the fragile five, India is now the land of reform, perform and transform.

"The session was devoted to social justice".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India s growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. Not by bullets and abuse, we want to embrace the patriotic people of Kashmir.

Modi also announced the much demanded permanent commission for women in armed forces.

Mr Modi also assured Muslim women of all efforts to stop Triple Talaq. In a way, Modi meant that the nation is witnessing positive changes after a long time. "We are poised for record economic growth", the prime minister said.


"There is no question of stopping or getting exhausted on the way", Modi said.

The Prime Minister also thanked the business community for the success of the GST and for making it a reality. He said, from being seen as among the fragile five, India is now the land of reform, perform and transform.

The Prime Minister said, his government was able to take a decision on the One Rank One Pension scheme, which was pending for decades.

PM Modi on Clean India: World Health Organisation (WHO) has just released a report that states that India's Swachh Bharat program has saved the lives of 3 lakh children.

Addressing the nation on its 72nd Independence Day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the country will send an Indian astronaut to space by 2022.

According to NDTV, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to send three astronauts into space over the next few years, with the first mission taking place within 40 months from now at a cost of Rs. 90 billion ($1.28 billion). Seven hundred NCC cadets drawn from 16 schools of the Delhi Directorate comprising the Army, Navy and Air wings participated in the flag hoisting ceremony.

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