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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on the 73rd Independence Day on Thursday:

* One nation, one constitution spirit has become a reality after scrapping of provisions of Article 370 and India is proud of it

* 'Population explosion' causes new challenges for coming generations, central and state governments should launch measures to deal with it

* There is a 'huge' scope for improvement in tourism sector, everyone should visit at least 15 tourist destinations within India by 2022

* Chief of Defence Staff to ensure coordination and provide effective leadership to three services will be created

* Discussions should now be held on one nation, one election, it is imperative to make the country great

* India can become a 5 trillion dollar economy in the next five years

* We have decided to invest Rs 100 lakh crore in infrastructure building

* India does not want to wait too long for incremental progress. A high jump is needed, our thought process has to be expanded

* Our aim is to reach among first 50 nations in ease of doing business

* 'Jal Jivan' mission to make drinking water available to all households announced, govt will spend Rs 3.5 lakh crore for it

* GST brought to life the dream of one nation, one tax.

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First Published: Thu, August 15 2019. 09:50 IST