In an advisory, the Home Ministry said COVID-19 warriors like doctors, health and sanitation workers should be invited in the ceremony as a recognition of their noble service in the fight against
Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha, who left the BJP after it refused him a ticket from Bihar's Patna Sahib, praised PM Modi's Independence Day speech saying the PM 'hit the nail right on the head, by speaking out on vital issues with a plan for a forward-looking India.'
In her message on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day, Sonia Gandhi appealed to all to reinvigorate the principles of compassion, coexistence and inclusive development as the indelible features of polity, society and economy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced creation of the post of chief of defence staff, vowed to fulfil aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir, called for checking "population explosion" and renewed his push for 'one nation, one election'.
Modi, after delivering his sixth straight address to the nation on the Independence Day, went into brainstorming with Sitharaman and all top officials in her ministry, sources privy to the development said.
As India celebrate the 70th Independence Day, an excerpt from Krishna Sobti's recollections of the first I- Day celebrations in the capital-- “Goron apne gharon ko lauto/ab yeh desh hamara hai, ab yeh raaj hamara hai"