Prime Minster Narendra Modi is addressing the nation form the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi ad India celebrate the 72nd Independence Day.
Modi’s fifth and final address as Prime Minister in the current tenure, He began by congratulating the all woman INS Tarini teatm for circumnavigating the globe and prying tribute to freedom fighters and the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
Modi said, the recently concluded monsoon of Paliament focused on social justice. PM Modie announced his flagship health policy Aayushmaan Bharat the Red Fort. The ambitios Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection scheme aims to cover over 10 crore vulnerable ad provide health cover up to Rs Lakh per family per year.
The scheme will be roll out on Sept 25, on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary.
He also announced the much demanded parmament, commission for woman in armed forces. So far woman were given short service commission in Army, Navy and Air Force.
Ahead of his speech, PM Modi the Tricolor and inspected the Guard of Honour.
Independence Day 2018 live updates: India woke up its 72th year of Independence today, Prime Minister Narendara Modi is delivering the annualprime ministers’ address formthe ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi.
Expectedly , PM Modi is listing his government’s achievements over the last four years, Modi’s last Independence Day speech before next year’s general elections.
Reported by Business Standard, PM Modi is likely to use the occasion to dedicate to the nation the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, however the nation wide rollout will have to wait as only six states- Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Haryana, Gujarat, West Bengal and AP are currently on board for the pilot launch.