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Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort to mark India's 71st Independence Day

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Pime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is nurturing youngsters to become job creators and not job-seekers. Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on Independence Day, Modi said: "Change in demand and technology is changing the nature of jobs.""We are nurturing our youngsters to be job creators and not job-seekers," he said. He also said under the Mudra Scheme many people across the nation have benefited as the government has provided them loans without asking for any guaranty. Referring to his government's drive against black money ...

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Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

PM Modi concludes his #IndependenceDayIndia address at Red Fort with chants of 'Jai Hind', 'Vande Mataram', 'Bharat Mata ki jai' pic.twitter.com/vvJMucEvlQ — ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2017

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

PM Modi said that together we will create a new India where farmers will sleep peacefully at night and will earn twice as much as they do today; where the poor will have a house, access to electricity and utilities; where the youth and women will be provided with ample opportunities to fulfil their dreams; where people will not suffer due to terrorism, communalism, and casteism; and where corruption and nepotism will not be tolerated. PM Modi said we would together create a clean, healthy India, which would fulfil the dream of 'swarajya'.

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

We are devoting significant attention to eastern India- Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Northeast. These parts have to grow further: PM — PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

During the Independence movement, the slogan was "quit India". Today, our slogan is "unite India": PM Modi

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money has been detected post note ban, said PM Modi. "We are fighting corruption - for the bright future of India and the well being of our people," said the PM.

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

Referring to his government's push for a less-cash India, PM Modi said that digital transactions have increased by 34 per cent in the past one year.

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

Under the new GST regime, our truck drivers save 30 per cent of their time in travel now, said PM Modi. A single measure like GST has given us 30 per cent greater efficiency, he added.

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

Violence in the name of 'Astha' is not something to be happy about, it will not be accepted in India: PM @narendramodi — PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

Referring to the petitions against practices like 'Triple Talaq' and polygamy in the Supreme Court, PM Modi said he admired the courage of the women who have suffered due to such practices and are fighting against them. "We are with them in their struggles," added PM Modi.

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

The poison of casteism and communalism can never be beneficial for our nation. This is the country of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi: PM Modi

Independence Day 2017: Rs 1.25 lakh crore black money detected post note ban, says Modi

Talking about 'New India', Modi said that in the new country, the people would be the new rulers. He further discussed aspects relating to the agricultural sector. Speaking of providing support to farmers from seed-to-market, the PM said that his government had taken steps, including ensuring flow of adequate FDI, to set up the required infrastructure.

First Published: Tue, August 15 2017. 08:50 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort to mark India's 71st Independence Day

Pime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is nurturing youngsters to become job creators and not job-seekers. Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on Independence Day, Modi said: "Change in demand and technology is changing the nature of jobs.""We are nurturing our youngsters to be job creators and not job-seekers," he said. He also said under the Mudra Scheme many people across the nation have benefited as the government has provided them loans without asking for any guaranty. Referring to his government's drive against black money ...

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