Reform, Perform, Transform: Modi flags off journey from Swarajya to Surajya (Highlights of PM’s speech)

As India celebrated its 70th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his vision for transforming India through Reform and Perform mantra and outlined his vision of the ongoing journey from swarajya (self-rule) to su-rajya (good governance). In his third Independence Day speech, PM Modi, with his trademark oratory, eloquently expounded on the steps taken by his government to rejuvenate the country’s economy and rebuild India anew on the principles of social equity and communal harmony.
Here are highlights of PM Modi’s address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi on the occasion of 70th Independence Day (August 15, 2016)
Today on this special day, I convey my greetings to 125 crore Indians & the Indian community living overseas. May this energy guide the nation to scale newer heights of progress in the years to come.
Our mantra is reform, perform, transform.
Today our resolve is to turn the Swaraj (Self-Rule) into Su-Rajya (Good governance. Surajya means a qualitative and positive change in the lives of the citizens of India.
It is our responsibility to convert our Swaraj into Suraaj, which can’t be done without sacrifice, discipline and staunch resolution.

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