After hoisting the flag at Red Fort post, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the nation to commemorate India's 70th year of Independence. 

Attired in his trademark half sleeves kurta and sporting a Rajasthani turban, Modi devoted bulk of his address on the occasion to presenting in effect a report card of his government's work particularly in boosting economic growth, ease of doing business and welfare schemes for the poor and farmers.

The Prime Minister, who has spoken out against atrocities on Dalits in the recent days, said a strong country cannot be built without a strong society which is based on social justice.

Referring to terrorism, he asked the youth of the country to shun the path of violence and join the mainstream, saying they have not achieved anything by taking the path of terror and extremism. 

Here is how people on Twitter have reacted to the speech:

Some ardent fans found it passionate and aww-inspiring ....

Others thought it to be PM Modi's weakest oration so far, to the point that it put everyone to sleep.

Many found the 90-minute address tedious and conceited. 

Some wise-cracks had the best of jokes in-store for the occasion.

Some took it as a perfect opportunity to launch a comparison with ex-PM. 

(With inputs from PTI)

(Feature image source: Twitter/@HTtweets)