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    Narendra Modi at the Red Fort: Prime Minister concluded his Independence Day speech saying, “We did not get an opportunity to die for the country but we have the opportunity to live for the country.”

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    Narendra Modi at the Red Fort: A strong country cannot be build without a strong society which is based on social justice. Country will not yield to terrorism and extremism. Prime Minister also asked youth to shun violence and return to mainstream.

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    Narendra Modi at the Red Fort: People of Balochistan, Gilgit and PoK have thanked me a lot in past few days, I am grateful to them.

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    Narendra Modi at the Red Fort: Many innocents were killed in Peshawar terrorist attack, but there were tears in everyone’s eyes in Parliament. This is the example of our humanitarian approach, but there are some countries who glorify terrorists.

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    Narendra Modi at the Red Fort: This country will never bend before terrorism.

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    Narendra Modi at the Red Fort: Our social unity is most important. Division in the name of caste, creed hurts the country. We need to rise above all these issues.

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    Narendra Modi at the Red Fort: ‘Unity in Diversity’ is the whole essence of Indian culture. There is no place for violence and atrocities.

New Delhi, Aug 15: India is celebrating 70th Independence Day today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the Tricolour at the historical Red Fort in Delhi. After hoisting national flag, PM Narendra Modi will deliver his speech on the Independence Day. We will be updating live on the Independence Day 2016 speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his address, PM Narendra Modi is expected to talk about a range of issues from patriotism to terrorism. Stay connected with us to get instant live updates on Narendra Modi’s 70th Independence Day speech. The 70 Independence Day celebration 2016 will begin at 7.00 AM in the national capital. Also Read - Observe Festivals With Modesty, Light Lamp For Soldiers: Key Points From PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive at Lahori Gate of Red Fort, where he will be received by the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre and Defence Secretary Shri G Mohan Kumar. Modi will then receive general salute from a combined Inter-Services and Police Guards. Thereafter, PM Modi will proceed to the ramparts of the Red Fort where he will be greeted by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba. Also Read - Mann Ki Baat Highlights: PM Modi Bats For Buying Local Products on Dussehra

Narendra Modi will then unfurl the national flag and address the nation. The Modi-government has organised a week long Bharat Parv at the Rajpath Lawns in order to generate a patriotic mood, promote the rich cultural diversity of the country and to ensure wider participation of the masses. For the first time a webpage on Independence festival has been launched which has archival photos, videos and audio, social media links, facts and graphics on selected heroes, press releases and features besides PM Narendra Modi’s speeches. Watch this space to get live excerpts of Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech 2016. Also Read - US Election 2020: 'PM Modi, Trump Get 'Along So Well', Says Former US Envoy; Claims Relationship With India Has Never Been This Stronger