Kejriwal urges Delhiites to sing national anthem holding Tricolour on August 14
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a press conference on Friday appealed to citizens to sing the national anthem while holding the National Flag at 5 pm on 14th August.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday appealed to residents of the national capital to celebrate the country’s 75th anniversary of Independence by hoisting the Tricolour at their homes and singing the national anthem at 5pm on August 14.
“On the eve of Independence Day, August 14, at 5 pm, the whole of Delhi will sing the national anthem with a Tricolour in hand. "We will all take a pledge to make India the best and No. 1 nation in the world (sic)," the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wrote on Twitter.
Kejriwal further said the AAP government will distribute “25 lakh flags” across the city, and the national flag will also be given to government schools so that students can take them home. "The country is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Independence. People are happy and every government is celebrating the occasion," he said.
'Har Ghar Tiranga, Har Haath Tiranga' and other events are being held to celebrate the occasion. Today, I want to appeal to the people of the country that they sing the national anthem at 5 pm (on August 14)," he said during an online briefing.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the 91st episode of his monthly radio broadcast, urged citizens to strengthen the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ movement by hoisting the Tricolour at their homes on August 13 and 15, and also suggested putting the Tricolor as social media profile pictures.
Meanwhile, preparations were underway across the country to mark the 75th year of Independence. Earlier in the day, in Jammu's Poonch district, school children undertook a Tricolour rally on the third occasion of Article 370 abrogation. The school girls marched carrying Tricolour while chanting slogans of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’, the district administration of Poonch shared the video on its Twitter handle.
Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala on Friday inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 16 projects worth Rs 87 crore in Sonepat. Interacting with reporters, Dushyant said Union minister Nitin Gadkari had accepted all the demands related to the road development in the state. He said the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Maruti-Suzuki plant at Kharkhauda on August 28.
A month after the mining mafia killed deputy superintendent of police Surender Singh in Nuh district on July 19, the Haryana government has instituted a commission of inquiry to look into the circumstances leading to the death of the DSP who was mowed down by a dumper during a raid to check illegal mining.
Unidentified persons thrashed a shoe trader's employee and robbed him of his scooter carrying ₹12.50 lakh near Karabara on Thursday late. The man was returning home after dropping his employer at his house in Kitchlu Nagar. However, expressing apprehensions regarding the story, police said the victim had changed his statement a few times. He asked to record his statement, but did not reach the police station until Friday evening.
A newly married couple was allegedly attacked with sharp-edged weapons by six persons at Fatehabad's Bhuna on Friday, said the police. “Around 1 pm, we both were going to Bhuna from my native village. Six persons on two motorcycles led by my wife's cousins Ravi and Bajrang intercepted us on the way. They attacked us with sharp-edged weapons,” 24-year-old Mahender Singh, a resident of Sinthala village in the district added.
Working towards the goal of starting over 400 Vande Bharat trains across the country by 2025, the Northern Railways on Friday conducted a trial run of an advanced model of the aforesaid elite train between Sahnewal and New Morinda Junction railway station. Notably, union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her budget speech in February this year, had announced plans to start 400 Vande Bharat trains across the country in the next three years.