Addressing the nation on the 73rd Independence Day on Thursday, the Prime Minister expressed concern over "population explosion" in the country.
After delivering his Independence Day speech, the prime minister went into the crowd, where kids thronged around him to shake his hands.
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Staff of Vijayawada Zonal Office and Vijayawada City branches took part in the celebrations.
The Vijayawada division of South Central Railway (SCR) celebrated Independence Day in the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) P Srinivas’ office compound here on Thursday.
Holding a 365-ft tricolour, students took out a rally at Mangalagiri on Thursday on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day.
The ministers also facilitated freedom fighters Gangavarapu Vandanam and Tanguturi Gopalakrishna, grandson of great Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu.
Though there was a chance, the fruits of development did not reach many. In agriculture, industry and service sector, AP is still lagging behind, said the CM.
Apart from I-Day parades, the country’s 72nd birthday set the stage for cultural programmes, exhibitions and plantation drives in several parts of Telangana
Modi said the atmosphere in the country had transformed since he came to power in 2014 as a mood of "hopelessness" had made way for "hope" among the masses.
Vijayan said India is a country where states enjoy special privileges and any infringement into their rights would amount to the violation of the Constitution and federal principles.
The Rajasthan CM said that an impression was being created that every development in the country happened only after 2014 when the Narendra Modi-led dispensation assumed office.
Yechury on Thursday reminded the country of its diversity and the need to hold on to it while wishing the nation on its 73rd Independence Day.
Modi, from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi, said the mother earth was being destroyed due to excessive use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
Besides Vellore's trifurcation, he also announced an increase in the family pension of the freedom fighters to Rs 8,000 from Rs 7,500.
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Modi said political stability through a massive mandate for his government alongside predictable policy provides a unique opportunity for India to grow.