Modi's 69th Independence Day Speech Highlights - 30 things PM Modi said

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From Swachh Bharat to Startups, PM Modi outlined the future course for India in his speech on India's 69th Independence Day. The PM said efforts to bring back black money stashed abroad are on, while stressing that there's no place for casteism or communalism in Team India.

Here are 30 things PM Modi said:
  1. Issue of 'One-Rank, One-Pension' came up in front of every government. Some even made small promises. Issue could not be solved. I assure the servicemen and I am saying it under the Tricolour from the Red Fort - we have accepted OROP.
  2. We are looking at systems for enabling start-ups. We must be Number 1 in start-ups. 'Start-up India' and 'Stand up India'
  3. Almost 4.25 lakh toilets were built in 2.62 lakh schools nationwide in one year; this gives self-confidence that we can do what we want.
  4. Bank accounts are essential for integrating poor into the financial system, 17 crore people opened accounts under Jan Dhan Yojna.
  5. Rs 6,500 crore disclosed under compliance window of black money and foreign assets law.
  6. Govt will provide electricity to 18,500 power-less villages in the country in the next 1,000 days.
  7. Not one charge of corruption against this government since it came to power 15 months ago
  8. Team India, a team of 125 crore India, will take our nation to new heights
  9. Be it casteism or communalism, there is no place for them. In no way can they be tolerated
  10. 'Jan Bhagidari' is the biggest asset of our democracy. Be it MyGov, letters from citizens, Mann Ki Baat, communication with people...daily Jan Bhagidari is increasing.
  11. The poor want to move away from poverty and that is why, all our programmes must be for the poor.
  12. All our programmes and institutions should be helpful to the poor; have to empower them through financial inclusion.
  13. Last time from the Red Fort I spoke about toilets and cleanliness. People wondered what kind of PM is he, talking about these issues.
  14. If there is something that has touched every person, it is the movement towards cleanliness.
  15. Who has given maximum strength to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan? It is the children of India.
  16. We have been very successful in our campaign to make toilets, especially for girls in schools across India.
  17. We introduced Shrameva Jayate Yojana. It is an effort to chage the way we look at the workers of India.
  18. Government to club 44 labour laws into four codes to simplify them for the people.
  19. Dignity of labour has to be our national duty, it has to be a part of our nature.
  20. India can be free of corruption but we need lots of measures. We have to start from top.
  21. Some people like to remain in 'Nirasha'. And they are not satisfied till they have spoken about it to other people.
  22. 20 lakh Indians have given up LPG subsidy
  23. Each of 1.25 lakh bank branches should encourage at least one Dalit or adivasi entrepreneur and at least one woman entrepreneur.
  24. Coal block auction has been undertaken by the govt, national exchequer will get Rs 3 lakh crore.
  25. We took a lot of steps on black money within such a short time. We formed a SIT under the SC's guidance the day we took over.
  26. Some people are worried about tough law on black money, it has ensured that nobody dares to take black money out of the country.
  27. CBI has registered 1,800 corruption cases after we formed government.
  28. We need to increase agricultural productivity and we are working in that direction
  29. India cannot develop till the eastern part of India develops
  30. Why does somebody have to seek 'Sifarish' when a job is sought. It is not proper.