New Delhi, July 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reached out to people to share their ideas for his Independence Day speech on August 15. He has urged people to share their ideas for the speech on the specially created open forum on the Narendra Modi App. Also Read - Code of Conduct: EC Asks Petrol Pumps to Remove Hoardings With PM Modi's Photos Within 72 Hours

“When I address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15th August, I am merely the medium. The voice is of 125 crore Indians. Share your ideas for the speech on 15th August, on the specially created open forum on the NM App,” Modi said. Also Read - World Wildlife Day 2021: Significance And Theme of This Day

This year India will celebrate 70 years of Independence and the Prime Minister will address the nation from Red Fort. The suggestion can also be made through the website

Modi said in the last three years, he got suggestions from every corner of the country for August 15 and the issues that he should address. He also talked about the complaint that people have raised regarding the length of his speech. “For the previous three 15th August speeches, one consistent complaint has been that my speeches tend to be a little lengthy. I have planned to keep my speech short this time – not more than 40-45-50 minutes. I have tried to draw these rules for myself, but I don’t know whether I’ll be able to stick to them. But I do intend to try this time to shorten my speech. Let’s see whether I succeed or not,” Modi said.