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Watch: Baba Ramdev hoists 100-ft tricolour at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar

India marks 70 years of independence on August 15, 2017.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2017 14:14 IST
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Ramdev hoisting the 100-ft flag at Patanjali Yogpeeth on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.(Screenshot from ANI video)

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has hoisted a 100 ft tricolor, on Tuesday at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar.

India is celebrating its 71st Independence Day this year.

This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the ‘Quit India Movement’, 100th anniversary of the ‘Champaran Satyagraha’, and the 125th anniversary of Ganesh Utsav, as mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation from Red Fort on Tuesday.

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Additionally, persuading the development of an India on the backdrop of the youth, Prime Minister Modi urged the formation of a ‘New India’.

“January 1 2018 will not be an ordinary day; those born in this century will start turning 18, the ‘Bhagya Vidhatas’ of our country. Everybody is equal in our nation; no one is big or small. Together we can bring a positive change in the nation,” he said.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 14:10 IST