India celebrates Independence Day: PM Modi greets all and CM Mamata Banerjee introduces new schemes.
On this auspicious day, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted at 5:52 am greeting all his fellow citizens a jovial Independence Day.
"Greetings to you all on Independence Day. May this year of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' infuse new energy and new consciousness among the new countrymen. Jai Hind"
A series of events are being organized across the country to mark the occasion, as India is celebrating the 75th year of Independence, amid patriotic fervour. The Prime Minister hoisted the Indian flag and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat before addressing the nation at Red Fort in Delhi.
He hails to the fighters who contributed to the freedom of India. He also salutes to the covid warriors who fought bravely against the pandemic. He also urged the nation to applaud the athletes who made India proud at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Prime Minister also mentioned about a decision been taken to celebrate the Partition Horrors Remembrance Day on August 14. "We celebrate independence, but the pain of partition still pierces the chest of India. It is one of the greatest tragedies of the last century and to remember the people who lost their lives during the partition, to honor the pain and sufferings faced by the people of India, during the partition, we have decided to celebrate the Partition Horrors Remembrance Day", said the Prime Minister.
On the other hand in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hoisted the national flag at Red Road, Kolkata. Along with that, the Red Road witnessed a portrayal of 9 schemes and achievements from the nine departments of the state government. Out of which, two tableau stands tall- 'Lakshmir Bhandar', a newly introduced special scheme where women heads of SCST tribe families will get an amount of Rs.1,000 every month and the general categories will get Rs.500 from September 1 and the other scheme is related sports tableau with the nucleus "Khela Hobe Divas".
Throughout the national flags were hoisted, performances were recorded, the soldiers were saluted and the national anthem was sung with tears of joy and goosebumps of respect. This day is also called the red-letter day as the roots are from classical antiquity.
We, the proud Indians never fail to rejoice in our Independence Day and celebrate it every year as a wind of patriotism blows across the country on this auspicious day.