LIVE: Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

New Delhi, August 15, News24 Bureau: The Independence Day celebrations are on with equal fervour and enthusiasm. Stay tuned for LIVE updates of PM Narendra Modi's speech:

-Tripura, Meghalaya and many parts of Arunachal Pradesh are seeing historic peace. From 126, Left Wing Extremism is restricted to 90 districts. We are working to ensure peace across the nation: PM Modi

-Kids go crazy as PM Modi stands in amid the jubilant children

-I am proud of the fact that three women judges in Supreme Court are delivering justice. Since independence, this is the first cabinet where so many women are a part of the cabinet: PM Modi 

-The practice of Triple Talaq has caused great injustice to Muslim women. We are striving to end this practice but there are some people who are not wanting it to end. I promise the Muslim women that I will work to ensure justice is done to them: PM Modi 

-Women officers commissioned in short service will get an opportunity for a permanent commission like their male counterparts: 

-We will not spare the corrupt and those who stashed black money. They have ruined the country. Delhi's streets are now free from power brokers. From the voice of power brokers, the voice of the poor is heard: PM Modi  

-We have to free our society and country from this disgusting mentality of rape. Recently in Madhya Pradesh, a rapist was hanged by a fast-track court. We should spread this news and make people aware. Rule of law is supreme, no one can take the law into their hands 

-As significant as economic growth, is the dignity of the individual. Our schemes such as Ujjwala and Saubhagya Yojana are enhancing the dignity of fellow Indians: PM  

-With a 'Beej Se Bazar Tak' approach, we are bringing exceptional reforms in the agriculture sector. Our aim is to double farmer incomes by 2022: PM Modi  

-India's voice is being heard effectively at the world stage. We are integral parts of forums whose doors were earlier closed for us: PM Narendra Modi  

-The OROP demand was also pending for decades. People of India, our brave Army personnel had faith in us and we were able to take a decision on OROP.We will always take decisions in the interests of our nation: PM Narendra Modi  

-Who did not want the GST to be passed, yet it was pending for years? Last year GST became a reality. I want to thank the business community for the success of the GST: PM Narendra Modi  

-The sleeping elephant is active and awake now, ready to scale new heights: PM Modi

-The demand for higher MSP was pending for years. From farmers to political parties to agriculture experts, everybody was asking about it but nothing happened. With the blessings of the farmers, the decision on MSP was taken by our Government: PM Modi 

-If we had continued at the same pace at which toilets were being constructed in 2013, the pace at which electrification was happening in 2013, then it would have taken us decades to complete: PM Modi 

-We are very proud of what we have achieved but at the same time, we also have to look at where we have come from. That is when we will realize the unbelievable strides the nation has taken: PM Modi 

-The Constitution given to us by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has spoken about justice for all. We have to ensure social justice for all and create an India that is developing rapidly: PM Modi 

-Next year on Baisakhi, it will be 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. I pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives: PM Narendra Modi  

-Many parts of the nation witnessed good monsoon but at the same time parts of India have been severely hit by floods. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in these floods, in various parts of India: PM Modi 

-The recently concluded monsoon session of Parliament was one devoted to social justice. The Parliament session witnessed the passage of the bill to create an OBC Commission: PM Narendra Modi 

-Our nation is full of confidence. Our India is reaching new heights: PM Modi

- Our nation is full of confidence. Today marks a new hope for India: PM Modi

-Salute martyrs who ensured free India, their sacrifices ensured free India: PM Modi

-India's daughters are making our country proud: PM Narendra Modi

-PM Narendra Modi to addresses the nation, from the Red Fort

-Sunrise Youth Club of Uparkhuti village in Assam's Baksa have made a 3.5 Kilometre long national flag 

-PM Modi's Independence Day speech to begin, walks confidently towards the dais. All eyes on PM Modi