New Delhi, Aug 15: PM Modi also announced several new schemes and promised several first missions for the country here on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day.
On government policies and schemes:
# "Thirteen crores 'mudra loans' in which four crore people took a loan for the first time is a testimony of a changing India."
# "Who did not want the GST to be passed, yet it was pending for years. Last year GST became a reality. I want to thank the business community for the success of the GST."
# "Due to Swachh Bharat mission, lakhs of children can lead healthier lives. Even the WHO has praised it. Mahatma Gandhi led the Satyagrahis to freedom. Today, the Swachhagrahis have to ensure a Swachh Bharat."
"We have to free our society and country from this disgusting mentality of rape. Recently in MP a rapist was hanged by fast-track court. We should spread this news and make people aware. Rule of law is supreme, no one can take law in their hands."
"We do not follow the path of abuse and bullet. We believe in idea of embrace. For J&K, Atalji had promulgated the idea of Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jhamooriyat. I too say this every problem of J&K can only be solved by embracing peace. Our government is committed for the development of all regions and sections of the state."
On women empowerment:
"The practice of Triple Talak has caused great injustice among Muslim women. We are trying to end this practice bu there are some people who are not wanting it to end."
"I am proud of the fact that three women judges in SC are delivering justice. Since independence, this is the first cabinet where so many women are a part of the cabinet."
"Women officers commissioned in short service will get opportunity for permanent commission like their male counterparts."
On farming sector:
"Our complete focus in on bringing changed in the agriculture sector and introducing new technology. With a 'Beej Se Bazar Tak' approach, we are bringing remarkable changes in the agriculture sector. The aim is to double farmer incomes by 2022."
On Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan:
"Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will be launched on 25th of September this year. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get access to good quality and affordable healthcare. The healthcare initiatives of the government of India will have a positive impact on 50 crore Indians."
On recent floods in the country:
"Many parts of the nation witnessed a good monsoon but at the same time parts of India have been affected by flooding. My thoughts are with families of those who lost their lives due to floods in various parts of India."