Independence Day 2017: Delhiites resolve to make India a better place

Independence Day has been declared Sankalp Parv (Day of Resolve), this year, and here are some of the resolutions Delhiites have made to bring about a change in the society.

delhi Updated: Aug 14, 2017 18:07 IST
Aditya Dogra
Aditya Dogra
Hindustan Times
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Singer Indeep Bakshi, fashion designer Jenjum Gadi and Kathak exponent Shovana Narayan tell us their resolutions this Independence Day.

A day of pride for all Indians, Independence Day has also been declared as the Sankalp Parva or The Day of Resolve by the central government. The move urges people to not just celebrate with patriotic songs and kite-flying, but also dedicate themselves to social causes and share ideas for a better India. We talk to Delhiites — celebrities and commoners — to know how they plan to contribute and make a difference in the society.

Here’s what they have to say:


Singer Indeep Bakhsi urges people to respect women. (Facebook)

“I’d try my best to change the thinking of the masses who believe that women aren’t meant to do many things. Changing our backward ways will be a great step towards a better country. I urge others to resolve to stand up against those who curb women’s freedom and think that they can get away with it.”


Shovana Narayan urges to respect fellow humans in spite of difference of opinion. (Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)

“I’d urge everyone to bring aesthetics in behaviour, speech and thoughts, exuding the fragrance of mutual respect to fellow human beings inspite of differences of opinion. My resolution is to do the same.”


Designer Jenjum Gadi resolves to not use plastic in his day to day life.

“I resolve to carry my own bag (cloth bag or jute bag) whenever I go for grocery shopping, and will say no to plastic bags altogether.”


Prabhjyot Singh Ahuja aims to carry on the Swachh Bharat campaign.

“I resolve to keep the roads clean and throw waste only in the dustbin. Also, I’ll follow traffic rules and encourage others to do the same.”


Manasvini Paul has resolved to change people’s mindset against women.

“I want to play a part in changing people’s mindsets so that Delhi becomes a place where people, especially women, can live freely and wear what they want without being judged.”

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First Published: Aug 14, 2017 18:04 IST