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Watch PM Modi's full address on Independence Day- Part 1

Addressing nation from the ramparts of Red Fort, PM Modi underlined various achievements of the government. PM said how the passage of bills like ‘Triple Talaq’, ‘NMC’ and Abrogation of Article 370 and 35A will contribute to mainstreaming Indians. PM also laid stress on the need to conserve water and appealed shopkeepers to not provide plastic bags. He also made a crucial announcement that the Indian Army will have the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Updated : 15 August 2019, 12:06 PM