Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday delivered his eighth Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort that lasted for nearly 88 minutes. This is the fourth-longest August 15 speech since 1947. The first three have additionally been delivered by Modi.
The final time he spoke for a similar length was in 2015.
A back-of-the-envelope calculation says that on common, Modi’s Independence Day speeches final for 82 minutes. On the opposite hand, former PM Manmohan Singh’s speeches averaged 41.7 minutes.
PM Modi delivered his first Independence Day speech in 2014 that lasted for 65 minutes. While his shortest speech was in 2017 when he spoke for just a little beneath an hour, his longest was in 2016 (94 minutes).
Late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee delivered his 2002 and 2003 speeches in 25 and half-hour respectively.
Till 2015, the longest speech ever given by an Indian PM was in 1947, when Jawaharlal Nehru spoke for 72 minutes.
PM Modi marked the seventy fifth 12 months of Independence as he laid out the roadmap for his authorities for the following two years and known as on Indians to take part in “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
Pitching for a “100 per cent India”, PM Modi mentioned it’s important to completely utilise the nation’s capabilities to take it to new heights within the twenty first century. He added, “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayaas is very important for the achievement of all our goals.”
“Now we have to move towards making 100 per cent efforts. We have to make sure that 100 per cent of villages have roads, 100 per cent of households have a bank account, 100 per cent of beneficiaries should have Ayushman Bharat cards and 100 per cent of eligible people should have a gas connection under the Ujjwala scheme,” PM Modi mentioned as he delivered his customary deal with to the nation.
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