Independence Day 2017 LIVE: PM Modi highlights positive impact of demonetisation

As India marks 70 years of freedom from the Britrish empire, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Rajghat to pay respects to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi before heading to Red Fort to make his fourth Independence Day speech.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech is expected to begin at 7: 30 am and last for an hour. Modi has reached the Lahori Gate entrance of Red Fort, where his cabinet minister Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra.
On the eve of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind had made a speech to the nation where he made special mention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's plans such as Clean India campaign, Beti-Bachao, Beti Padhao, LPG subsidy scheme among other issues.
I want to mention those women who have to suffer due to 'Tripe Talaq'- I admire their courage. We are with them in their struggles: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017
Also, United States President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Modi and congratulated him on the eve of India's Independence Day.
LIVE Updates:
8: 10 am: I want to mention those women who have to suffer due to 'Tripe Talaq'- I admire their courage. We are with them in their struggles: PM Modi
बदलती डिमांड और बदलती टेक्नोलॉजी 'nature of job' भी बदल रही है: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017 
8: 08 am: Nature of change is changing in India: PM Modi
न्यू इंडिया लोकतंत्र की सबसे बड़ी ताकत... लोकतंत्र सिर्फ मत पत्र तक सीमित नहीं: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017 
8: 04 am: We have focussed on competitive cooperative federalism in tandem with state governments: PM Modi
काले धन और भ्रष्टाचार के खिलाफ हमारी लड़ाई जारी रहेगी... हम टेक्नोलॉजी के साथ पारदर्शिता लाने की दिशा में काम कर रहे हैं: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017 
8: 02 am: New web portal to be dedicated for gallantry award winners: PM Modi
'Badla hai, badal raha hai, badal sakta hai', let us all move forward with this conviction and determination : PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/zPSRYNkS55
— BJP (@BJP4India) August 15, 2017 

8: 00 am: There is no question of being soft of terrorism or terrorists: PM Modi
Between 1942 & 1947, the country demonstrated collective power; let us carry the same for the next 5 years : PM Shri @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/zGtONIzxsc
— BJP (@BJP4India) August 15, 2017 
7: 59 am: Jammu and Kashmir problem will not resolve with abuse or with bullets. The people of Jammu and Kashmir must be embraced: PM Modi
न गाली से न गोली से, कश्मीर की समस्या सुलझेगी गले लगाने से : PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017 
7: 50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that this country is for the honest people. He cites the crackdown on benami properties has added to the confidence of honest people.
Those who have looted the nation and looted the poor are not able to sleep peacefully today: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017 
7: 48 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi cites the implementation on one-rank one-pension. Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that the successful implementation roll out of the GST is a big achievement. 
1st January 2018 will not be an ordinary day- those born in this century will start turning 18. They are Bhagya Vidhatas of our nation: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017 
7:45 am: 1st January 2018 will not be an ordinary day- those born in this century will start turning 18. They are Bhagya Vidhatas of our nation: PM Modi
बदला है, बदल रहा है, बदल सकता है... हम इस विश्वास और संकल्प के साथ आगे बढ़ें : PM @narendramodi https://t.co/J8SVy11tk2
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017 
7:40 am: We have to take the country ahead with the determination of creating a 'New India' : PM Modi
We have to leave this 'Chalta Hai' attitude. We have to think of 'Badal Sakta Hai'- this attitude will help us as a nation: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017 
7:30 am: PM Modi begins his fourth Independence Day speech. PM Modi started his speech congratulating the people on the country's Independence Day. Also, greets people on Janmashtami.
In our nation, there is no one big or small...everybody is equal. Together we can bring a positive change in the nation: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 15, 2017 
7:35 am: PM Modi also expressed grief over Gorakhpur child death tragedy in the beginning of his speech. 

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