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President Mukherjee to address nation today on eve of 70th Independence Day

Updated: Aug 14, 2016 08:00 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 14 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation today on the eve of 70th Independence Day.

The address will be broadcast from 7 p.m. in the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in English followed by Hindi versions.

Broadcast of the address in English and Hindi on Doordarshan will be followed by broadcast in regional languages by regional channels of Doordarshan.

AIR will broadcast regional language versions from 8 p.m. onwards on its respective regional networks.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hoisting the national flag at the Red Fort on the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day on August 15.

In his last year's Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the resolve of 125 crore Indians, as 'Team India' to root out corruption and to make India a developed nation by 2022.

He stressed on the need for farmers' welfare and said that his government was focusing on raising farm productivity and providing electricity and irrigation to farmers and spoke on the welfare schemes launched by the Union Government.

The Prime Minister stated children's as the face of ' Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and announced ' Start-Up' initiative.

Number of promises made by him last year took shape and this year also the eyes are set on the Prime Minister's speech that will be delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort. (ANI)