Declaring the set up of a national war memorial to honour India's martyrs, he said, "My government will address the issue of shortage of manpower in the defence forces immediately."
"When India will celebrate 75 years of Independence, every family will have pucca house, water facilities," the President promised on behalf of the Modi government. He also stressed on infrastructure development, low cost airports development to improve connectivity to the smallest towns.
On economic growth President Mukherjee promised on behalf of the new government that it was paramount for the government to bring the economy back on track. "The government's policies will be predictable, transparent and final," he quoted. Reforms would be undertaken to improve the ease of doing business in India and more jobs would be generated in the manufacturing sector.
He said that steps would be taken to make sure Kashmiri Pandits return to the land of their ancestors. The President also said that the government would do its level best to bring back all black money to the nation, while mentioning that a SIT had already been constituted to address the issue.