India celebrates 73rd Independence Day

PM Narendra Modi at the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day

PM Narendra Modi at the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Daxena

 

Jammu & Kashmir


Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik hoists the National Flag during Independence Day celebration in Srinagar on August 15, 2019.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik hoists the National Flag during Independence Day celebration in Srinagar on August 15, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the national tricolour at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar, in the first Independence Day celebration in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of its special status.

After unfurling the flag, Mr. Malik inspected the parade of paramilitary forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Malik said people need not be worried about their identity after the steps taken by the Centre.

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Bihar

 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the gathering during the 73rd Independence Day celebration at Gandhi Maidan, in Patna on Thursday August 15, 2019.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the gathering during the 73rd Independence Day celebration at Gandhi Maidan, in Patna on Thursday August 15, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Ranjeet Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday asserted that there would be no compromise on “crime, corruption and communalism” under his rule, which has been characterized by “nyay ke saath vikas” (development with justice) and “sampradayik sauhardra” (communal harmony).

In his hour-long address at Gandhi Maidan here on the occasion of Independence Day, Mr. Kumar said a new system of policing was being introduced in the state for effective maintenance of law and order. - PTI

Madhya Pradesh

 

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath inspecting Independence Day parade during rains at Motilal Nehru Stadium in Bhopal on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath inspecting Independence Day parade during rains at Motilal Nehru Stadium in Bhopal on Thursday, August 15, 2019.  

Addressing a gathering at the State’s main Independence Day function in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath stressed on the need to generate employment for the youth by attracting investments. “We are going to enact a law to reserve 70 per cent jobs for people of Madhya Pradesh in the state’s industrial units,” Mr. Nath said. - PTI

Red Fort

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with school children in New Delhi during the 73rd Independence day on August 15, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with school children in New Delhi during the 73rd Independence day on August 15, 2019   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort was not only a summing up of what his newly re-elected government had accomplished in the last 75 days but also unveiled a powerful social charter going forward, including raising concerns over population explosion, water conservation along with the big announcement of appointing a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a decision that had been pending for two decades since the Kargil War.

Two major announcements marked Mr. Modi’s speech.

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New Delhi

 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing during the 73rd Independence Day celebration by Delhi government at Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing during the 73rd Independence Day celebration by Delhi government at Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday that rides on DTC and cluster buses will be free for women from October 29 on the occasion of Bhaiya Dooj.

He made the announcement at the Delhi government’s Independence Day event at Chhatrasal Stadium.

“On the day of Raksha Bandhan, I want to give gift to our sisters that there will be free rides for women on all DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) and cluster buses from October 29, which will ensure their safety,” Mr. Kejriwal said.

Tamil Nadu

District collector Sandeep Nanduri inspecting the police parade at Independence Day celebration in Thoothukudi

 

(Video: N.Rajesh)

Andhra Pradesh

 

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy participates in the 73th Independence Day celebrations at IGMC stadium in Vijayawada on August 15 2019.

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy participates in the 73th Independence Day celebrations at IGMC stadium in Vijayawada on August 15 2019.   | Photo Credit: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar

 

 

Tamil Nadu

 

Independence Day cultural programs held in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

 

(Videos: G. Karthikeyan)

Maharashtra

 

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis hoisting a flag on 73rd Independence day at Mantralaya in Mumbai.

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis hoisting a flag on 73rd Independence day at Mantralaya in Mumbai.   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

 

New Delhi

 

Schoolchildren participate in the 73rd Independence Day celebration by Delhi government at Chhatrasal Stadium

 

(Video: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar)

 

Telangana

 

Railway Protection Force (RPF)personnel march in a parade during the 73rd Independence Day Celebration in Secunderabad on August 15, 2019

Railway Protection Force (RPF)personnel march in a parade during the 73rd Independence Day Celebration in Secunderabad on August 15, 2019   | Photo Credit: G. Ramakrishna

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has said that the Telangana government will unveil a 60-day action plan to establish a new work culture in villages and towns in the light of three new legislation in the State.

Speaking after unfurling the national flag to mark the Independence Day celebrations at the historic Golconda Fort, Mr. Rao expressed confidence that the legislation for municipal, panchayat raj and revenue would ensure cleanliness and greenery in villages and towns. After all, poor sanitation was the main reason for spread of diseases.

As a first step in the plan, he said a sanitation drive should be taken up in villages and towns with the slogan “cleanliness is godliness”.

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Tamil Nadu

India celebrates 73rd Independence Day
 

Remember the elderly couple who bravely foiled a robbery attempt? They were given a special prize on Independence Day.

Even before the couple landed at Chennai airport on Wednesday, news was out that Tirunelveli District Collector Shilpa Prabhakar Satish had recommended the names of the couple to the government for an award on bravery.

Maharashtra

 

Injuman Islam college girl adjust her tri colour scarf befor flag hoisting on 73rd Independence day in Mumbai.

Injuman Islam college girl adjust her tri colour scarf befor flag hoisting on 73rd Independence day in Mumbai.   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

 

Kerala

 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inspecting the guard of honor at the 73rd Independence Day celebration at Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inspecting the guard of honor at the 73rd Independence Day celebration at Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram   | Photo Credit: S. Gopakumar

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday urged the people of the State to mark the 73rd Independence Day by rededicating themselves to distress relief in the flood-hit regions and the reconstruction that must follow.

The State could not afford to weaken in the face of disaster. It had to move forward by overcoming all hurdles, he said, delivering the Independence Day message at the Central Stadium .

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