Just like he has been doing for the past few years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited suggestions from the general public on what he should say in his Independence Day speech, saying it would allow the thoughts of ordinary citizens to be heard by the entire nation.
“I am delighted to invite you all to share your valuable inputs for my speech on 15th August,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
An “open forum” has been created on the NaMo App to receive suggestions.
“Let your thoughts be heard by 130 crore Indians from the ramparts of the Red Fort,” he said.
PM Modi’s invite got an overwhelming response from the public and the net users. In just two hours, the NaMo app received as many as 850 inputs from various respondents. According to reports, about 850 suggestions were received by the NaMo App by 2.15 PM.
The suggestions sent by the respondents focussed on the need to ensure compulsory mass education, providing clean and potable drinking water for all citizens and strengthening the armed forces.
Besides, suggestions for starting a new initiative on the lines of the government’s ambitious ”Swachh Bharat” campaign to motivate people to shift to renewable energy sources was also received.
Some other respondents urged the government to bring a strong law to control the burgeoning population to ensure fast economic growth.
Ladakh celebrates ‘1st Independence Day’ after being declared UT
LEH: Days after Ladakh became a Union Territory, the people of the region celebrated India’s 73rd Independence Day with joy and fervour. A video shared by news agency ANI, showed BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal dancing and playing drums with the locals in celebrations.
He hoisted the national flag at the party BJP office in Ladakh along with party leader Ram Madhav. Earlier this month, the Centre removed the status of Jammu and Kashmir that was earlier under Article 370 and split it into two Union territories. While Jammu and Kashmir has been made into one union territory with a legislature, Ladakh has been made into another, without a legislature.
Banners were hanging along the roads of the town bearing slogans like “UT of Ladakh celebrates its 1st Independence Day.” Namgyal, in a series of tweets said the tricolour hoisted in each house of Ladakh shows patriotism of the people and commitment for India.
Performances by students were a delight to watch at celebrations. The whole atmosphere in Ladakh was filled with patriotic fervour and unity.
The entire atmosphere was filled with patriotic spirit and unity. So, we decided to celebrate Independence Day in traditional Ladakhi style through the beating of the Daman and surna. These celebrations are just a trailer for the development of New Ladakh”, he said in another tweet.
In another tweet, he said, “On the occasion of Independence Day, we celebrate the martyrdom of our heroes. We paid our respects to the 4 young heroes who laid down their lives agitating for the UT status for Ladakh”.
— Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (@MPLadakh) August 15, 2019
He also shared pictures of Buddhist monks in Twitter, hosting national flag at his native village Matho.