Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday called upon the people to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence by holding the Tricolour and singing the national anthem at 5 P.M. on August 14, the eve of Independence Day.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government has decided to distribute 25 lakh flags across the city. Government school students will also be given flags so that they can take them home, he said.
“Several initiatives like ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ and ‘Har Haath Tiranga’ are being organised to put more joy into our celebrations. Today, I want to appeal to the people of the country to celebrate the eve of Independence Day with the same zeal, too. Let us all get together on August 14 at 5 P.M. and sing the national anthem while holding a Tiranga in our hands and desh bhakti in our hearts,” said Kejriwal.
“We have planned a mega Tiranga distribution drive in Delhi to fulfil this purpose. Whoever can buy the national flag themselves can do so, children can paint their flags, while the Delhi Government will distribute 25 lakh Tirangas all over Delhi. Every student of our Government schools will be given a Tiranga, to hoist it at home,” said the Chief Minister.
“We aim to distribute Tirangas in every gali and mohalla of Delhi. We want the Tiranga to fly high on every chowk of Delhi. I request everyone to take part in this initiative and then hoist the Tiranga at their house with pride to fill the whole State with the feeling of desh bhakti,” said Kejriwal adding that “we will all hoist the Tiranga together and sing the national anthem with the national flag in our hand.”
“We, 130 crore Indians, must pledge to make India the number one nation of the world. On the eve of Independence Day, I, too, will sing the national anthem with a Tiranga in my hand. There will be about 100 different programs organised in Delhi where Indians will pledge together to make India the number one country of the world,” said Kejriwal.