India on 15th of August 2017marked its 71st Independence Day with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the celebrations in the national capital of India New Delhi.
i.The PM hoisted the national flag at Red Fort.
ii.In his speech, PM Modi said the nation needs to come together to lead a “new India”, where there is no casteism, communalism, corruption and terrorism.
iii.He stressed on eradicating corruption from the country and he has also paid his respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
Here is how Independence Day was celebrated in other parts of the country:
West Bengal: In West Bengal, people carried out colourful processions, parades and cultural programs across parts of the stat and CM Mamata Banerjee hoisted the national flag on Red Road in Kolkata.
Puducherry: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy addressed a gathering at Indira Gandhi Sports complex, where he hoisted the national flag to mark the occasion.
Tripura: Tripura Chief Minister ManikSarkar hoisted the national flag at the Assam rifles parade ground in Agartala.
Arunachal Pradesh: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister PemaKhandu unfurled national flag in Itanagar. Addressing the nation, Khandu pitched for eradicating poverty, illiteracy and unemployment in the state.
Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed the nation on Independence Day in Bhopal. Chouhan vowed to provide house to every poor person in the state. Independence Day was celebrated in several other parts of the state, including Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior.
Goa: Goa Chief Minister ManoharParrikar, on India’s 71st Independence Day, addressed the main state-level function in Panaji. In his speech, the former Defence minister pitched to make the state free of plastic by 2020.
Odisha: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addressed the state-level parade at Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneshwar, where he unfurled the national flag.
Mizoram: Mizoram Chief Minister LalThanhawla addressed the people at Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl, where the 71stIndependence Day was celebrated.The CM pitched for New Land Use Policy (NLUP) and said the policy has brought development in the state.
Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu CM E K Palaniswami unfurled the tricolour at Fort St. George in Chennai to mark the Independence Day.
Jammu & Kashmir: CM Mehbooba Mufti addressed an event in Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar and said she has faith in the judiciary to dismiss the challenge to Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
Uttar Pradesh: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed an Independence Day function in Lucknow. The CM also asked people if they pledge to devote their time towards making India a powerful nation in front of others.
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh: In these parts of the state, freedom fighterswho played an important role in India’s freedom struggle, were remembered. Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore hoisted the national flag at a function in Chandigarh. Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki hoisted the flag at an event in Panchkula.
Telangana: Chief Minister K ChandrashekharRao hoisted the National flag at historic Golconda Fort.
Bihar: At 71st Independence Day function at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar spoke at length about the on-going flood situation in the state.
Kerala: Kerala Chief Minister PinarayiVijayan began his Independence Day address at Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram district of the state.