A picture story capturing the celebrations on the eve of 70 years of Independence in Jammu & Kashmir, Bangalore and Delhi.
“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge…,” said Jawaharlal Nehru on that iconic day when the country finally won independence.
Today, Indians welcomed a new dawn to commemorate 70 years of independence. With patriotism gushing through their veins, they joined together to wave the tricolour flag—the very banner of freedom symbolising strength, peace and growth.
At Red Fort, the iconic citadel in the national capital,Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed young India, covering a range of topics, including GST and terrorism. He also announced the launch of a dedicated portal for gallantry awards.
I am happy to announce the launch of a dedicated portal for the winners of gallantry awards. Today, India is using technology to root out corruption and the world is now acknowledging our achievements in this regard
On GST, he said,
In future, digital currency will take the place of paper notes and hence we are determined to carry on with less cash economy. Demonetisation helped banks lower interest rates. GST is boosting goods transport efficiency by 30 percent. We will see increase in transparency with GST implementation.
While the national capital was resplendent in nationalism and wore a look of celebration, students from different schools and colleges across the country commemorated the occasion with flag hoisting and cultural events. National monuments and historical places were lit in the tricolour. Here are some pictures from Delhi and Bengaluru that capture the vibes of a nation celebrating 70 years of freedom.
Picture Credits- Deepten Sarkar, Sri Hari, Manikandan Iyer, Shruti Kedia and Shruthi Mohan
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