New Delhi: Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India addressed the Nation from the Red Fort on the 74th Independence Day. On an auspicious day, he congratulated the country. Modi expressed his gratitude to the Corona warriors who lived up to the mantra of \u2018Seva Parmo Dharma\u2019. Narendra Modi conveyed appreciation to the doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, ambulance personnel, safai karmacharis, policemen, service personnel, and many people who are continuously working round the clock. Modi also expressed grief over the loss of lives in various parts of the country due to natural calamities. He reassured his fellow citizens of full support in this hour of need. Image Source: PIB. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi after addressing the Nation on the occasion of 74th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in Delhi on August 15, 2020. India's freedom struggle inspired the entire world. The idea of expansionism left some countries enslaved. Even in the midst of fierce wars, India did not allow its freedom movement to suffer. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, 130 crore Indians took the resolve to be self-reliant. The idea of 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat' is on the mind of India. This dream is turning into a pledge. AtmaNirbhar Bharat has become a 'mantra' for the 130 crore Indians. He is also confident of the abilities, confidence, and potential of fellow Indians. The whole world is inter-connected and inter-dependent. It's time for India to play an important role in the global economy. For this, India has to become self-reliant. From agriculture, space to healthcare, India is taking several steps to build AtmaNirbhar Bharat. He is confident that measures, like, opening up the space sector will generate many new employment opportunities for youth. It will provide further avenues to enhance their skills and potential. Apart from \u2018Make in India\u2019, Indians must also embrace the mantra of \u2018Make for World\u2019. The National Infrastructure pipeline project worth Rs 110 lakh crore will boost overall infrastructure projects. India needs to focus on comprehensive and integrated infrastructure. About 7,000 projects of different sectors have been identified. It will bring a new revolution in the infrastructure sector. The whole world is noticing the reforms being pursued in India. As a result, the FDI inflow has broken all records. India witnessed an 18 percent jump in FDI even during the COVID-19 pandemic. India has also worked for women empowerment. Navy and Air Force are taking women in combat. Women are now leaders and the triple talaq is also abolished triple talaq. Around Seven Crore poor families were given free gas cylinders, more than 80 crore people were provided free food with or without ration cards. The campaign for Vocal for Local, Re-Skill and Up-Skill will bring about a self-reliant economy in the lives of people living below the poverty line. Self-reliant India has an important priority it will provide modern infrastructure to the farmers of the country. From this same Red Fort, last year, Modi announced the mission of Jal Jeevan. Under this mission, every day more than one lakh houses are getting water connection. The education of the country has great importance in building self-reliant India. With this thinking, the country has got the new National Education Policy. Before 2014, only Sixty panchayats in the country were connected with optical fiber. In the last five years, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country have been connected with optical fiber. All 6 lakh villages in the country will be connected with optical fiber within the coming 1000 days. When Corona started, there was only one Lab for Corona Testing in our country. Today there are more than 1,400 Labs in the country. Another very big campaign is going to start in the country on August 15. This is the National Digital Health Mission. Every Indian will be given a Health ID. National Digital Health Mission will bring a new revolution in India's health sector. All the tests, every disease, which doctor gave which medicine, when, what were the reports, all this information will be contained in this one health ID. Presently, not one, not two, but three vaccines of Corona are currently under the testing phase in India. As soon as the green signal is received from the scientists, the country's preparation is also ready for mass production of those vaccines. India is fully sensitive to the preservation and promotion of its biodiversity. In the recent past, the tiger population has increased at a rapid pace in the country. Now a \u2018Project Lion\u2019 for the Asiatic lions is also going to be started in the country. Similarly, \u2018Project Dolphin\u2019 will also be launched.