New Delhi(India): On August 15, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his 9th consecutive Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Celebrating 75 years of independence and unfurling of the national flag, the Prime Minister addressed the nation for about 82 minutes. The Prime Minister began his address immediately after unfurling the tricolor at the Red Fort at 7.30 am. The speech started at around 7:34 and ended at around 8:56.
In 2021, his Independence Day speech lasted 88 minutes (1 hour 28 minutes), making it his third longest speech ever. Earlier, he gave lectures for 90 minutes in 2020 and 92 minutes in 2019.
He gave his longest speech in 2016, which lasted about 94 minutes. The Prime Minister gave his shortest speech in 2017. That year he addressed the nation for 56 minutes. In 2014, PM Modi delivered his first Independence Day speech as Prime Minister of India which lasted for 65 minutes
During his long speech today, PM Modi addressed various developments that have unfurled in India. At the onset, greeted the nation, paid tribute to the many freedom fighters, hailed the Naari Shakti of the nation, and spoke about their empowerment. Crediting India as the mother of democracy, he talked about the developments and challenges faced in the last 75 years.
Showing his faith in the Indian youth, he laid down five resolves, Panchpran – to move forward with bigger resolves and resolve of developed India; erase all traces of servitude; be proud of our legacy; the strength of unity and lastly, duties of citizens which include the PM and CMs said, PM Modi.
Beginning his speech at the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that it was a historic day for India as it took a new path with a new resolve. Before his speech at the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the National Flag amid a 21-gun salute by the indigenously developed howitzer gun, ATAGS. A shower of flower petals followed this by helicopters. Earlier in the day, PM Modi visited Rajghat to pay his respect