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Indias Independence August – Highlights

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Independence Day of India will be celebrated by the people all over India on 15th of August 2019. India will celebrate its 73rd Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who had contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India.

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73rd Independence Day Highlights:

  • PM has appealed to the people to provide valuable suggestions for his Independence Day speech through the Narendra Modi or Namo App.

  • A football tournament named “Naga 73rd Independence Day Football Tournament 2019” was inaugurated on 28th July at Naga in North Sikkim.

  • Panchayat Heads of Bhartiya Janata Party in J&K will hoist the Tricolor in their houses.

  • All schools under North Delhi Municipal Corporation will display photos of the present President and the Prime Minister of India.

  • The Government of India has scrapped the Article 370 from J&K, through a Presidential order on 5th August 2019.

  • 300 meters of the pedestrian-friendly walkway will be open for shoppers in Chandni Chowk area of New Delhi.

  • Banaras Hindu University will go completely paperless on the 73rd Independence Day.

  • Security is stepped up in Delhi in wake of intelligence input indicating towards terrorist activities targeting Independence Day.

  • Senior leadership of INC (Indian National Congress) has stated that the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) will get new chief by this Independence Day.

  • This year New York’s India Day parade, will be organized on 18th August, the American-Indian community will commemorate the sacrifice and valor of Indian soldiers. This would be the 39th New York’s India Day parade organized by Federation of Indian Association (FIA). This year the theme is “Support our Troops, Salute our Troops”.

  • The Government of India under the bureau of Outreach & Communication has organized a poster design competition on 73rd Independence Day. The competition is based on the theme “Changing Face of India – Independence Day 2019”. There is no age bar and the competition is open till 10th August for every citizen of India.

  • Former President Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and singer, lyricist Bhupen Hazarika (posthumously) were conferred with the Bharat Ratna in an event at President House on 8th August.

  • The Government of Uttar Pradesh has canceled leave of all its employees with immediate effect till 15th August.

  • Government has requested citizens to remain vigilant for any suspicious activity, unclaimed luggage, etc and report to the authorities immediately.

  • Chhattisgarh set a new world record by unfurling world’s longest Tri-Colour flag of about 4.5 km length on 11th of August 2019 supported by a chain of thousands of people in Raipur.

  • On 73rd Independence Day of India, for the first time Indian Flag will be hoisted in J&K. BJP has announced to celebrate “Jashn-e-Azadi” on this occasion.

  • The Lieutenant colonel and Indian Cricket Player Mahendra Singh Dhoni will in full Indian Nation Flag in Leh on 73rd Independence Day of India.

  • Intelligence agencies have issued fresh terror warnings to Delhi police and Jammu & Kashmir administration, ahead of the Independence Day celebration.

  • Security forces are on high alert expecting retaliation by terror groups in wake of scrapping of Article 370 from the valley.

  • With only one day to go for Independence Day, rehearsals for the day’s events are being performed in
    schools, stadiums, playgrounds, etc.

  • This year, after the abrogation of Article 370, the state of Jammu & Kashmir will be celebrating its first
    biggest National Festival.

  • Personnel of J&K police and paramilitary forces are doing a rehearsal in Sher-I-Kashmir ground at Srinagar
    amid tight security.

  • Wing-commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be awarded Veer Chakra on 73rd Independence Day.

  • The Parliament of India including its 144 pillars has got its new lighting system on 13th august 2019.

  • On 73rd Independence Day, for the first time, Red fort in Delhi will be installed with the multi-layered security system including CCTV Cameras and Facial Recognition Software.

  • A full dress rehearsal is performed today at Red Fort New Delhi for tomorrow’s flag hoisting ceremony by the Prime Minister.

  • Women from Dehradun are set to send Independence themed Rakhi to PM Narendra Modi on thanking him for improving the conditions of Women and Farmers in the Country.

  • Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy has ordered sarpanches of all gram panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir to hoist the tricolor in their panchayats on the occasion of Independence Day. At the same time, he has also requested the public to hoist the tricolor in their houses.

  • Following the withdrawal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir the Indian intelligence agency has issued a high alert in 6 states of India, Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh in view of the increasing terrorist threat.

  • Twitter has launched an emoji of Ashok Chakra on Wednesday celebrating 73rd Independence Day of India. This emoji will be live till 18th august and in several languages which are English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Oriya.

  • Rakshabandhan, the holy festival of siblings on August 15, has added to the celebration of Independence Day. The enthusiasm for this occasion can be clearly seen among the youth.

  • The central government has announced to honor 5 brave Indian pilots involved in the Balakot airstrike, which are wing commander Amit Ranjan, Squadron leader Rahul Basoya, Pankaj Bhujde, B.K.N. Reddy and Shashank Singh.