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India Marks its 77th Independence Day with a Vision of Economic Excellence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the iconic Red Fort in Delhi on the occasion of India’s 77th Independence Day, highlighting the nation’s remarkable economic growth and outlining his vision for the next phase of development. In his 10th consecutive Independence Day address, PM Modi emphasized the collective efforts of the Indian populace that have propelled the country’s economy to new heights. Addressing an audience of around 1,800 people from diverse backgrounds, including Sarpanches of vibrant villages, participants of various government schemes, and workers involved in significant projects, PM Modi began his speech by proudly stating that India’s economy had soared from 10th position globally to the fifth under his leadership. He attributed this impressive achievement to the concerted efforts of 1.4 billion Indians who had come together to overcome the challenges of corruption and leakages in the system.

PM Modi underscored the correlation between decreasing poverty and the strengthening of the middle class, a significant indicator of economic progress. He confidently proclaimed that India would emerge as one of the top three economies in the world within the next five years, aligning with predictions from global economic reports that India’s economy would surpass that of Japan and Germany by 2030. The Prime Minister’s vision for India’s future was evident as he expressed his conviction that by the time the nation celebrates its 100th year of independence in 2047, it would stand as a developed nation. This aspirational goal, he emphasized, would be realized through unprecedented development in the forthcoming five years, laying the foundation for the journey to India’s centenary.

PM Modi’s address resonated positively with international leaders. French President Emmanuel Macron, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Bhutanese PM Lotay Tsherin, and Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sent warm greetings and best wishes to the Indian government and people on this momentous occasion. Macron expressed his commitment to boosting Indo-French ties, while Prachanda and Tshering celebrated India’s remarkable journey and wished for its continued peace and prosperity. As the sun set behind the Red Fort, the day’s events came to a close, leaving behind a nation emboldened by its achievements and inspired by the promise of a brighter future. PM Modi’s ambitious vision for India’s economy and development has set the stage for a transformative chapter in the country’s history, as it moves towards its centenary year with unwavering determination and hope.