Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Government is nurturing youngsters to become job creators and not job-seekers. Change in demand and technology is changing the nature of jobs.”
“We are nurturing our youngsters to be job creators and not job-seekers,” he said.
He also said under the Mudra Scheme many people across the nation have benefited as the government has provided them loans without asking for any guaranty.
Modi first greeted the nation on India’s Independence Day as well as Janmashtami. “Independence Day greetings to my fellow Indians. Jai Hind,” Modi tweeted. “Greetings on Janmashtami,” he added.
He said,”We are taking the nation on a new track of development and are moving ahead with speed.” He also said the government was devoting significant attention to the eastern states including Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha and the Northeast, noting that “these parts have to grow further”.
PM’s speech on Tuesday from the Red Fort on Independence Day was his shortest so far in the last four years.
During his last Mann Ki Baat — a monthly radio programme, Modi said he had received letters from people complaining that his Independence Day speeches were “a little too long”.
Modi in his July Mann Ki Baat address had promised to keep his Independence Day speech short.
Living up to his promise, Modi spoke for over 54 minutes, which was shortest since 2014. He spoke for over 65 minutes in 2014, 86 minutes in 2015 and 94 minutes in 2016.