India celebrates its 70th Independence Day on Monday, Aug. 15, and several programmes have been organized across the country for the occasion. However, the main celebration will, like every year, be held in New Delhi. India will showcase its cultural, military and artistic prowess in a programme on Rajpath that will be witnessed by the hundreds in attendance and tens of crores on TV and on the internet.
Narendra Modi Independence Day 2016 Speech Video
The celebrations will also see tableaux from different states and services, putting their best foot forward. Different art forms from various corners of the country will also be showcased.
The two announcements that Prime Minister Modi made in his speech were an increase of 20 per cent in the pension of freedom fighters and that the government will bear Rs 1 lakh medical costs for poor families. Over the last few days, the Prime Minister’s Office 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.
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