Independence Day 2023 Live Updates: In a switch from addressing the people of India as “my fellow citizens”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the nation as his “family members” while speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 77th Independence Day.
Modi began his last Independence Day speech before the 2024 general election with, “My beloved 140 crore family members.” Throughout the speech, he referred to the people of the country as “parivaarjan (family members)”.
In his earlier speeches, PM had referred to the people of the country as “my beloved brothers and sisters”.
Addressing the nation on Independence Day for the 10th consecutive time as prime minister, Modi said global experts are saying that India will not stop now.
Check all the LIVE Updates on Independence Day 2023 today.
15 Aug 2023, 08:00:27 PM IST
Adiyogi at Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore is illuminated in tricolour
15 Aug 2023, 07:59:36 PM IST
Beating retreat ceremony underway at Attari-Wagah border
15 Aug 2023, 05:48:32 PM IST
‘Jana Gana Mana’ is the national anthem of India, post Nobel Prize on I-Day
15 Aug 2023, 05:45:01 PM IST
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu extends congratulations on Independence Day
15 Aug 2023, 03:57:56 PM IST
Independence Day celebrations held at Polo Ground in Ladakh, Leh
Lt Governor Ladakh, Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) laid a floral wreath at the War Memorial in Leh on 77th Independence Day.
15 Aug 2023, 03:56:38 PM IST
Indian diaspora members sing ‘Vande Mataram’ at High Commission of India in London
15 Aug 2023, 03:55:24 PM IST
PM Modi’s speech was like a farewell speech: AAP Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj
AAP Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj says, “PM Modi’s speech was like a farewell speech. I think this is the last speech of the Prime Minister on the Red Fort. After this, the Prime Minister will definitely come to the Red Fort, but will sit on the front chairs and listen to some other Prime Minister. All these things (talks of action against corruption and dynasty) tell the hollowness of the BJP…”
15 Aug 2023, 03:54:33 PM IST
What PM Modi said today was very inspiring: MoS Rajeev Chandrashekhar
15 Aug 2023, 02:55:33 PM IST
Independent India’s goals yet to be achieved, says Telangana CM
Independence Day 202 Live: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said though the country has made considerable progress post-Independence, the goals set to be achieved by the country were not met.
15 Aug 2023, 02:52:50 PM IST
Independence Day 2023: Visuals from West Bengal | Watch video
Independence Day 2023 Live: Jalpaiguri, West Bengal: Border Security Force (BSF) & Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) exchange sweets on the occasion of Independence Day 2023.
15 Aug 2023, 02:44:11 PM IST
‘We are celebrating our 77th Independence Day…’: AAI chairman Sanjeev Kumar
Independence Day 2023 Live: Airport Authority of India(AAI) chairman Sanjeev Kumar says, “My message is that we should feel proud that we’re celebrating our 77th Independence Day. We should remember that to get freedom, our ancestors have given a lot of sacrifices. As an employee of the Airport Authority of India (AAI), we should find the path and discuss problems, to increase the civil aviation sector and to give our passengers maximum comfort. Provide growth by developing new airports and giving high-quality work. The growth will come from tier-2 and tier-3 cities. We have created the master plan for 30-40 years. Those master plans are under finalisation. Our honourable minister (Jyotiraditya M. Scindia) is very proactive. In the last 6-8 months, he has taken many steps to meet the need of growing passengers and improve the infrastructure.”
15 Aug 2023, 02:37:28 PM IST
Independence Day 2023: Missed PM Modi’s Independence Day speech today? Here’s the full text for you
Independence Day 2023 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 77th Independence Day on Tuesday, greeted his 140 crore ‘Pariwarjan’ (Family Members) and noted the trust in the country which is at an all-time high.
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15 Aug 2023, 02:30:35 PM IST
Independence Day celebrations in Ladakh | Watch video
Independence Day celebrations held at Polo Ground in Ladakh, Leh.
15 Aug 2023, 02:23:50 PM IST
Indian embassy in Kathmandu celebrates 77th Independence Day
Independence Day 2023 Live: The Indian mission in Kathmandu on Tuesday marked the 77th anniversary of Independence and organised a celebration.
The celebration was part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ which is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate 75 years of progressive India and remarkable achievements by Indians in all spheres of human endeavour.
15 Aug 2023, 02:19:10 PM IST
BJP chief JP Nadda speaks on Independence Day
Independence Day 2023 Live: BJP National President JP Nadda says, “Today we have demography, democracy & diversity & they have the capacity to fulfill the country’s dreams…This country has the potential to give numerous opportunities to the people…This shows that the country can become ‘Vishva Guru’…”
15 Aug 2023, 02:09:48 PM IST
PM Modi spoke for 90 minutes on 77th Independence Day: Is it his longest speech ever at Red Fort?
Independence Day 2023 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke for approximately 90 minutes during his 10th consecutive Independence Day address on August 15. In his speech, he highlighted the achievements of his government, along with the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the nation.
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15 Aug 2023, 02:03:54 PM IST
Top highlights from 77th Independence Day celebrations
Independence Day 2023 Live: Check out top highlights from the 77th Independence Day celebrations here.
15 Aug 2023, 01:55:58 PM IST
Modi govt’s reforms anti-people: Cong lashes out at PM’s Independence Day speech
Independence Day 2023 Live: The Congress on Tuesday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech as a “crass election speech filled with distortions, lies, exaggerations and vague promises”.
The opposition party said instead of bringing the country together on Independence Day, he made it all about himself and his image and not accepting the challenges ahead and celebrating the country’s journey so far.
15 Aug 2023, 01:48:45 PM IST
Thousands attend Independence Day function in Kashmir, authorities do away with restrictions in Srinagar
Independence Day 2023 Live: After a gap of two decades, thousands of Kashmiris thronged the Independence Day celebrations at Bakshi Stadium here on Tuesday, with authorities this year doing away with restrictions on the movement of people imposed in the past in view of the terror threat.
15 Aug 2023, 01:41:59 PM IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks on Independence Day event
Independence Day 2023 Live: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says, “…The rights of the people of Delhi were taken away by a law…People are asking me how will I work now? Today, I assure the people of Delhi that the work will continue irrespective of whoever wants to take away the power…Free electricity will continue, and good education, and free travel for women will continue…The speed might reduce but the work will go on…”
15 Aug 2023, 01:36:25 PM IST
Veteran BJP leader Advani unfurls national flag at his residence
Independence Day 2023 Live: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani unfurled the national flag at his residence here on the occasion of the Independence Day on Tuesday, keeping up with a practise he has maintained for decades.
15 Aug 2023, 01:35:11 PM IST
AAP leader on PM Modi’s Independence Day speech
“I believe it was PM Modi’s farewell speech. Although, he tried to list out all the work that was done in the last 10 years, but there was nothing worth mentioning,” says AAP leader @Saurabh_MLAgk on PM Modi’s Independence Day speech.
15 Aug 2023, 01:30:41 PM IST
Karnataka Deputy CM on Independence Day celebrations
Independence Day 2023 Live: Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar says, “…I think it is a great journey for the growth of India, for the peace of India. We are on the path of protecting India. Let us all join together to see that there is peace in India. I wish the entire country gets united to save India.”
15 Aug 2023, 01:26:06 PM IST
Embassy of India in Dushanbe celebrated 77th Independence Day
15 Aug 2023, 01:20:42 PM IST
Independence Day celebrations near Kaman Aman Setu at India-Pakistan border in Uri sector | WATCH
15 Aug 2023, 01:13:23 PM IST
Jammu & Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha hoists national flag in Srinagar | WATCH
15 Aug 2023, 12:59:06 PM IST
Russian President Putin congratulates India on Independence Day
Independence Day 2023 Live: Russian President Vladimir Putin sends a congratulatory message to President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “Your country has achieved universally acknowledged success in economic, scientific and technical, social and other fields. India enjoys well-earned respect on the world arena and plays important constructive role in the international affairs”: Govt of Russia
15 Aug 2023, 12:57:12 PM IST
PM Modi’s reply to Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth’s wishes on India’s Independence Day
15 Aug 2023, 12:51:30 PM IST
Nepal PM extends greetings to India on 77th Independence day
Independence Day 2023 Live: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal wished India on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day.
“On the auspicious occasion of the 77th Independence Day of India, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to PM @narendramodi ji and to the friendly people of India for continued peace, progress and prosperity @PMOIndia,” Nepal PM said in a tweet.
15 Aug 2023, 12:43:05 PM IST
Independence Day 2023: 88 million selfies uploaded on Govt’s Har Ghar Tiranga website till noon
Independence Day 2023 Live: More than 88 million selfies of people from across the country with the national flag were uploaded on the central government’s Har Ghar Tiranga website till 12 noon on Tuesday under the three-day campaign being run since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fresh clarion call on Sunday.
15 Aug 2023, 12:40:15 PM IST
Anurag Thakur on ‘Kharge not attending Independence Day event at Red Fort’
Independence Day 2023 Live: On Congress president-LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge not attending the #IndependenceDay event at Red Fort, Union Minister Anurag Thakur says, “…If the leader of the main Opposition party and LoP Rajya Sabha doesn’t come, you can imagine the Congress mindset…Today when they are sitting in the Opposition, they are yearning just like a fish without water.”
15 Aug 2023, 12:37:50 PM IST
For India to become ‘vishwaguru’, harmony among people, good education, healthcare, 24X7 electricity must: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that if India has to become “vishwaguru”, people will have to live in harmony and should be assured of good education, health facilities and uninterrupted power supply.
Speaking at the Delhi government’s Independence Day event at Chhatrasal Stadium in north Delhi, he greeted the people of Delhi and the country on the occasion and paid tribute to freedom fighters, soldiers and achievers in different fields.
15 Aug 2023, 12:32:41 PM IST
On Independence Day, MP CM Chouhan announces housing scheme for poor
Independence Day 2023 Live: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced the ‘Mukhyamantri Jan Awas Yojana’ for the poor people left out of other government housing schemes, to ensure housing for all in the state.
Chouhan was addressing a state-level Independence Day programme at the Lal Parade ground in Bhopal after hoisting the national flag.
15 Aug 2023, 12:23:41 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh Governor hoists national flag at Raj Bhavan
Independence Day 2023 Live: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt General KT Parnaik (Retd) hoisted the National Flag at Raj Bhavan here on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day on Tuesday. The Echo Company of 33 Battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, attached to Raj Bhavan, presented the Guard of Honour to the Flag.
15 Aug 2023, 12:20:11 PM IST
Manipur CM greets people on 77th Independence Day of India
Independence Day 2023: Manipur CM N Biren Singh says, “I wish a very happy 77th Independence Day. I convey my message to the people of the state to restore peace and normalcy. I appeal to all to end violence and live together peacefully as before.”
15 Aug 2023, 12:18:44 PM IST
Independence Day 2023: 100-piece British orchestra plays Indian national anthem, PM Modi reacts saying THIS…
Independence Day 2023 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacted to Ricky Kej’s rendition of the national anthem on Monday. The Grammy-winning composer had shared the 60-second video of his version of the national anthem recorded at the world’s largest Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
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15 Aug 2023, 12:13:28 PM IST
President Droupadi Murmu pays homage to martyrs at National War Memorial
15 Aug 2023, 12:05:34 PM IST
CJI DY Chandrachud on Independence Day celebrations at Supreme Court
Independence Day 2023 Live: “I wish all my fellow Indians a happy Independence Day. The flag beckons us to allow the constitutional ideas and values in our lives to flourish. It serves as a symbol of our collective heritage and guides us towards our future aspirations,” says CJI DY Chandrachud at Independence Day celebrations held at the Supreme Court.
15 Aug 2023, 11:59:14 AM IST
Anurag Thakur hoists national flag at his residence in Delhi | Watch
15 Aug 2023, 11:52:35 AM IST
‘PM has called for us to take India…’: Nitin Gadkari
Independence Day 2023 Live: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says, “…PM has called for us to take India to the top globally, in terms of development. We are the fastest-growing economy. Right now, we are at fifth position and we have to move to the third position. That is why, we will go ahead by working hard and through the welfare of villages, poor, labourers and farmers. We will make all efforts to make the country a global superpower. This is the pledge we all should take today. This will be the most appropriate in its true sense.”
15 Aug 2023, 11:45:19 AM IST
Nitin Gadkari hoists Tiranga at his residence in Delhi | Watch
15 Aug 2023, 11:41:47 AM IST
Independence Day 2023: Top quotes from PM Modi’s speech at Red Fort
Independence Day 2023 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag at Red Fort on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day. During his speech, PM Modi spoke on various topics including Manipur violence, the Indian economy, inflation, women’s development, etc.
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15 Aug 2023, 11:36:40 AM IST
Independence Day 2023: Kharge’s absence at Red Fort sparks political exchange, he says, ‘Security was so tight…’
Independence Day 2023 Live: During the 77th Independence Day event at the Red Fort, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge was noticeably absent while Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation. The seat reserved for Mallikarjun Kharge, with his name prominently displayed, remained unoccupied.
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15 Aug 2023, 11:33:50 AM IST
Five guarantees introduced to follow principle of social justice: CM Siddaramaiah
Independence Day 2023 Live: Addressing people on the occasion of 77th Independence Day from the Sam Manekshaw Parade Ground, Siddaramaiah pointed out that the people of Karnataka realised that development can be possible only if there is peace in the society.
15 Aug 2023, 11:28:44 AM IST
Bilateral ties will be further strengthened: Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister in his wishes to India on Independence Day
Independence Day 2023 Live: Wishing India on its 77th Independence Day, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry on Tuesday said, he is confident that bilateral ties will be “further strengthened” between the two nations.
“Warm Greetings, Foreign Minister @DrSJaishankar and the Government & people of #India on the occasion of your Independence Day. I am confident that in the years ahead our bilateral ties will be further strengthened between our two nations India and Sri Lanka,” Sabry said on the social media account, X (formerly known as Twitter).
15 Aug 2023, 11:16:30 AM IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal hoisted the Tiranga on Independence Day
Independence Day 2023 Live: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal hoisted the Tiranga & participated in the Independence Day celebrations at the Chhatrasal Stadium
15 Aug 2023, 11:11:07 AM IST
Congress President speaks on Independence Day 2023 | Watch
15 Aug 2023, 11:05:40 AM IST
Independence Day 2023: Assam CM hoists Tiranga in Guwahati | Watch video
Independence Day 2023 Live: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma hoisted the Tiranga and participated in #IndependenceDay celebrations in Guwahati.
15 Aug 2023, 11:00:58 AM IST
7 key highlights of PM Modi’s Independence Day speech
Independence Day 2023 Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag at Red Fort on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day. During his speech, PM Modi spoke on various topics. Let’s have a look,
15 Aug 2023, 10:57:50 AM IST
Independence Day 2023: Anupam Kher drops video that leaves fans with goosebumps
Independence Day 2023 Live: On the occasion of the 77th Independence Day, veteran actor Anupam Kher dropped a video message that left fans with goosebumps as he addressed the countrymen on behalf of our national flag.
“I am the tricolor…… I often wonder if our tricolor ever gets a chance to express its feelings to the countrymen, what will the tricolor say to us? On the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, I have tried to address the countrymen on behalf of our national flag in this video! Watch out! And share it! Happy Independence Day to all Indians! Hail India! Hail Mother India!,” Kher said while sharing the video on the Insta.