PM Narendra Modi delivers Independence Day address at Red Fort

Updated: Aug 15, 2019, 15:01 | Soumil Kamat
  • PM Narendra Modi delivers Independence Day address at Red Fort

    The nation celebrated the 73rd Independence Day on August 15, 2019 and marking the occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi and addressed the nation

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  • PM Narendra Modi delivers Independence Day address at Red Fort

    Dressed in a white kurta-pyjama and a colourful turban, Narendra Modi was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Red Fort. Continuing the tradition of sporting bright-coloured turbans for his Independence Day speeches, Modi chose a predominately yellow-coloured headgear for the first I-Day address of his second term.

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  • PM Narendra Modi delivers Independence Day address at Red Fort

    Narendra Modi sported a yellow-coloured turban with a dash of green and red along with a long trail that extended till his ankle. Keeping the outfit simple he donned plain white half-sleeved kurta paired with his signature taut churidar. The look was accentuated with a unique scarf around his neck with an orange border placed with a black and white pattern.

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  • PM Narendra Modi delivers Independence Day address at Red Fort

    The Prime Minister then inspected the Guard of Honour. As he delivered the customary Independence Day speech, the mood of the crowd at Red Fort is something you can't miss. It was a lovely morning at the Red Fort as light showers made the historic monument shine even brighter

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  • PM Narendra Modi delivers Independence Day address at Red Fort

    Despite a rainy morning, people gathered at the Red Fort to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day with great pomp and show. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and other ministers were also seated for the speech

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  • PM Narendra Modi delivers Independence Day address at Red Fort

    Despite a rainy morning, people gathered at the Red Fort to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day with great pomp and show. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and other ministers were also seated for the speech.

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    Narendra Modi gave his speech from a dais, which was adorned with white flowers, denoting peace and setting the mood right, given the occasion. The front of the Red fort wore colours of the national flag with flower decoration

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  • PM Narendra Modi delivers Independence Day address at Red Fort

    On 15th August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted independent India's national flag at the Red Fort. Since then, every year, continuing the decades-long tradition, the Prime minister of the country hoists the national flag at the monument

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    Known for his affection towards kids, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yet again revealed the softer version of himself as he met children after his Independence Day speech at the Red Fort

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  • PM Narendra Modi delivers Independence Day address at Red Fort

    As the Prime Minister stepped down from his car and moved towards the area where children were seated, the visibly excited kids could not hold their excitement and rushed to shake hands with him

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first Independence Day speech, after assuming the office for the second term with a thumping majority at Red Fort. Not just political figures, but common people and children were also seen at the venue. Here are some of the photos of the event. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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