Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to India’s freedom fighters, as well as those who keep the country safe in his seventh customary address to the nation on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day at Red Fort on Saturday, 15 August. PM Modi also said that from LAC to LoC, whoever attacked India's sovereignty, had received a reply in the same language from India’s soldiers.
Apart from ‘Make in India’, we also have to focus on the aim of ‘Make for World’, PM Modi also said during his speech.
This year's celebrations will be subdued as they come amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Over 4,000 people, including diplomats, officials and media personnel, have been invited for the ceremony at Red Fort, news agency PTI quoted the Defence Ministry as saying.
Addressing the nation on the eve of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind lauded the corona warriors who, he said, have gone far beyond their call of duty to save lives and ensure essential services. He also paid tributes to the 20 soldiers who died during the Galwan Valley clashes with China in June.
- President Kovind on Friday said it was a “superhuman effort” on part of the government to respond effectively in meeting the challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Several iconic buildings in Delhi and Mumbai, including the Parliament House, India Gate, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, were illuminated on the eve of Independence Day
I-Day Celebrations at Attari-Wagah Border Underway
The Independence Day celebrations are underway at the Attari-Wagah border on Saturday, 15 August.
Gujarat CM Hoists National Flag
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani hoisted the national flag in Gandhinagar on Saturday, 15 August, on the occasion of Independence Day.
Ladakh LG Radha Krishna Mathur Hoists Flag
Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur hoisted the national flag at Polo Ground on the occasion of Independence day on Saturday, 15 August.