On the eve of 72nd Independence Day today, Prime Minister will address the nation from the Red Fort like every year. But there’s going to be something different this year and it is Prime Minister’s speech will go live on Google and YouTube and will be broadcast live on Doordarshan.
“When people are searching for anything to do with Independence Day, the live-stream will appear on their page on the top. This will dramatically increase the visibility and access to the live stream,” Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said. People can also watch PM’s speech relayed live on his Twitter handle as well as via NaMo app. The speech will begin at 8 am.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech on Independence Day eve:
Like every year, this year too Prime Minister Modi had asked people to send the ideas on the Narendra Modi App for his Independence Day speech. The Prime Minister has reportedly received over 30,000 suggestions for his August 15 speech. Last year, PM Modi spoke for nearly 54 minutes from the Red Fort, which was his shortest Independence Day address to the nation since 2014.
What are your thoughts and ideas for my 15th August speech?
Share them with me on a specially created forum on the Narendra Modi App.
You can also share them on MyGov. https://t.co/BJMCEeisne
I look forward to receiving your fruitful inputs in the coming days.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 31, 2018
Interestingly, this would be Prime Minister Modi’s last Independence Day speech under the present government, before the country goes for elections next year. PM Modi is expected to announce pilot projects of Ayushman Bharat in select district hospitals on this occasion. The full roll-out of the scheme is expected to be announced from September 25 onwards.
Watch PM Narendra Modi address Here:
The Address can also be watched on the official webcast of the Government of India here.
President Ram Nath Kovind speech on Independence Day eve:
On the eve of the Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation which will be broadcasted from 7 pm on the entire national network of the All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all the channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version.
President #RamNathKovind will address the nation today on the eve of the 72nd #IndependenceDay; The address will be broadcast from 7 PM in Hindi followed by the English version pic.twitter.com/wssdLWwsS8
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 14, 2018
It will be President Ram Nath Kovind’s second Independence Day speech as the President of the country.