This Independence Day, know your country a little better at Mumbai exhibition
The exhibition will also include tributes and testimonials, ideas on how to become a developed nation, and the lesser least known facts about independent India.Updated: Aug 12, 2017 00:46 IST
Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha will inaugurate an exhibition on August 15 on the 70 aspects India has given to the world.
The exhibition will also include tributes and testimonials, ideas on how to become a developed nation, and the lesser least known facts about independent India.
“India at 70 is younger than India at one, India at zero or India at 10. But is this the India we are looking for? We can be greater and better than what we are today, so it is necessary to sow seeds for the next 30 years right away. It will ensure that our future generation gets a better India at 100 years,” said V Shankar, president of the sabha.
The exposition will be on display in the sabha auditorium till August 20, and will then travel to educational institutions across the country, before it is brought back on the next Independence Day.
"If each college or school holds this exhibition for a couple of days, it will make a huge difference. It is important to be informed about the country. Many don't know the contribution that India has made to the world," said Shankar.
Shankar also went to add that India’s achievements as well as failures will be displayed in a balanced way, so that the people can assess the success of the country and work towards its betterment. It will help them gauge the progress made by the democracy.
As a part of the celebrations, the group will also honour six women from Maharashtra, whose husbands have been martyred in wars. A 1971 war veteran, Lt Gen Vishwambhar Singh, general officer commanding, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa, will present cheques of Rs 2 lakh to them.
In the morning, a Freedom Run will be organised, in which 700 students from 10 colleges are to take part. They will parade for 6km carrying placards with messages on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachh Bharat and health among others.
First Published: Aug 12, 2017 00:46 IST