Independence Day 2018 reactions highlights: Social media buzz on 72nd Independence Day
As India celebrating the 72nd Independence Day, here is everything that has been creating a buzz online.
By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 16, 2018 10:28:19 am
Students perform a dance during India’s Independence Day celebrations, in Jammu. (Source: AP)
As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, Indians across the world are all excited for the important day. Today’s events started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisting the Tricolour, followed by his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi.
Indians including celebrities are sharing what freedom means to them and how they define independence on this historic day. On the eve of the Independence Day, people on social media paid tributes to those who fought and made the supreme sacrifice to free the country from the British Raj. While others marked the occasion with patriotic songs and dance.
And as the celebrations for the historic day begins, here is how people on social media are observing this day.
Independence Day 2018 social media reactions, videos, images
Stating that India is at a “pivotal moment”, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Tuesday that “contentious issues and extraneous debates” should not be allowed to “distract us”. In his televised address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day, Kovind recalled Mahatma Gandhi’s “most noble mantra” on the “power of ahinsa” (non-violence) being “far greater than the power of hinsa” (violence).