Independence Day is being celebrated with full enthusiasm in all the states and Union Territories. In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha hoisted the tricolour at SK stadium in Srinagar. He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in taking the country and Jammu and Kashmir, forward on the path of development. We have a report:
In Jammu, Independence Day was celebrated with full zeal, enthusiasm and patriotic fervour amid heavy rains. The main function in the Jammu region was held at Moulana Azad Stadium, Jammu where Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, advisor to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, unfurled the national flag and took salute of the marching contingent.
In Himachal Pradesh, the state-level function was held at Sarahan in Sirmour district which was presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
Gujarat is celebrating Independence Day with full fervor and patriotism. Governor Acharya Devvrat unfurled the national tricolor at Rajbhavan in Gandhinagar. The state-level main function was held at Modasa, the district headquarters of Aravalli, where Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel unfurled the national tricolor.
The people of Telangana also celebrated the Independence Day celebrations with patriotic fervor. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao hoisted te national flag at the historic Golkonda fort. He said the government has the responsibility to take all sections of people into confidence to sustain the growth. Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s remarks, the Chief Minister said the Ganga Jamuna Tehejib of the region has to be protected. He added the state's revenue was only 62 thousand crore in 2014 and which rose to one lakh 84 thousand crore rupees by 2021.
In Mizoram, the main program was held at Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl. Chief Minister Zoramthanga in his address said that this Year of the Amrit Festival of Independence will infuse new energy and new consciousness among the countrymen. The Chief Minister also presented different awards on distinguished services to selected personnel and citizens.
In Assam, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma hoisted the tri-colour at Khanapara in Guwahati. Addressing the people, he said the sovereignty of our country is non-negotiable. Her appealed to militant groups to shun the path of violence and urged them to come to the discussion table for the development of the state. Mr. Sarma announced that the government has decided to drop one lakh minor cases up to midnight of 14th August 2022.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma hoisted the tri-colour at Polo Ground, Shillong.
Arunachal Pradesh also celebrated Independence Day. The main function of the state was held at DN College Ground in the Capital City Itanagar.
In Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot unfurled the national flag at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. On this occasion, Mr Gehlot said that Health, Education and Social Security are the top priority of his government
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde today said that efforts are on to make the state a leading one in the country.
In Karnataka, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced new schemes on sanitation, nutrition and schemes for the well-being of farmers and labourers.
Enthusiasm and patriotic fervour marked the Independence Day celebrations in Lakshadweep. Advisor to Lakshadweep Administrator, A Anbarasu hoisted the National Flag at Kavaratti and took salute.
In Manipur, the 76th Independence Day was celebrated across the State with pomp and gaiety. The State level celebration was held at First Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground and Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh hoisted the National Flag with Rashtriya Salute in presence of State cabinet ministers, MLAs, other elected members, top civil and police officers and the general public.
Shri Biren also inspected the parade formed up at the venue and took the salute of March Past Contingents which includes Paramilitary Forces, Manipur Police, Indian Reserve Battalion, Home Guard, NCC and others, The Commanding Officer of Second IRB T. Lalboi Haokip was the Parade Commander.
The Chief Minister also handed over Chief Minister's Award for Good Governance 2021-22, Chief Minister's Certificate of Recognition for the year 2022, and Police Medal to different Police personnel and others during the celebration. As part of the celebration, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Govindas Konthoujam felicitated athletes of the State who represented the country at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the whole country is celebrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with the completion of the 75th Year of India's Independence this year. He continued that the National flag has also been hoisted in every house from 13th August to 15th August as the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration which was launched on 12th March the previous year. The initiative would not only imbibe a sense of nationalism and love for the motherland to the youth but also make the public know the importance of the tricolor and respect its dignity.
The Chief Minister further mentioned that under the supervision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, different events are organized across the country as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with much participation from the public. This shows the faith of Indians in the leadership of the Prime Minister.
Shri Biren also highlighted the initiative and developmental works taken up by the Government and the improved law and order situation of Manipur. He said that the State Government has taken up different mechanisms for monitoring different schemes implemented in the State.
The Celebration was held in every district headquarters and Sub-Divisional headquarters in the State. The Government offices also celebrated the 76th Independence Day today in Manipur.