India celebrates its 72nd Independence day this year. On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag at the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi. It will be followed by his address to the nation.
This year, even Badals skipped the programme and none from the family — former CM Parkash Singh Badal his son and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal or daughter-in-law and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal — paid tributes to the martyr.
Police said the two students were helping make the arrangements for the flag-hoisting ceremony. They were bringing down the pole from the terrace of the government school when it touched a live wire overhead.
India today marked the 73rd year of Independence. After being ruled by the British for years, India finally gained its hard-fought independence on August 15, 1947. Every year the day is celebrated with much aplomb.
Amid tight vigil, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday hoisted the national flag in Srinagar’s Sher-e-Kashmir stadium to mark the state’s first Independence Day celebration since the revocation of Article 370 and Article 35A earlier this month.
There is freedom, and there is freedom. The freedom to live, laugh, love, the freedom to be. While Independence came to every Indian in 1947, freedom has been trickier — reaching different classes and communities in different speeds and degrees — but it is on its way alright. On India's 73rd Independence Day, here's looking at 10 pictures that speak of 10 different kinds of freedoms and independences.
PM Modi will hoist the Tricolour at the Red Fort on Thursday. Following which he is scheduled to deliver a speech to the nation. This will be his first Independence Day speech after securing a thumping victory in the recently-concluded elections.
According to a statement by the DMRC, the train services wiere running as usual. However, stations like Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO will have restrictions on entry and exit owing to security considerations.
In Pic: Lady selling Tricolour flags on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday.
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Independence Day 2017 images: Addressing the nation on the 70th Independence Day from the Red Fort, PM Modi says we have to take the country ahead with the determination of ‘New India’. “In our nation, there is no one big or small. Everybody is equal. Together we can bring a positive change in the nation,” he says
Every year, India celebrates Independence Day at New Delhi's Red Fort. The Army, Navy and Air Force march at the Fort while school children perform for dignitaries and audience present. The Prime Minister is expected to give a speech at the venue as well.
The National Health Protection Scheme aims to provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will be rolled out on September 25, on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary.
"A lot of people raise doubts about this. But we are firm in our decision. We want to excel in innovation and bring0-in record production of food grains," PM Modi said, talking about blue revolution, fish revolution, sweet revolution in the country.
Modi also spoke about reduced instances of violence in northeast India and gave credit to the Army, Centre and state governments for repealing of AFSPA in Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
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