PM Narendra Modi on Thursday wished Indians on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day as well for the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort, Delhi from 7:30 am onwards on the occasion of India's 73rd Independence Day on August 15. PM Modi will deliver his speech after hoisting the national flag at the Red Fort. Ahead of his Independence Day address, he will be paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat at 7.00 am.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence said that three women IAF officers will assist the Prime Minister during the Independence Day ceremony. Furthermore, Flying Officer Preetam Sangwan will assist the PM Modi in the unfurling of the national flag, while Flt Lt Jyoti Yadav & Flt Lt Mansi Geda will be positioned on either side of the saluting dais for the Prime Minister.
On August 14, preparations were underway for the grand celebrations of the 73rd Independence Day across India. Government buildings across the country were illuminated to mark the occasion of freedom from the colonisers - the British.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also wished India on Independence Day. He said, "On behalf of US Govt, I extend my best wishes to the people of India on your Independence Day. The United States and India have enjoyed close ties of friendship since the US-supported India’s independence 72 years ago . Our shared democratic values, strong people-to-people ties, commitment to economic growth further cemented our relationship. Over past 2 decades, our friendship has flourished into a strategic partnership & we now cooperate on a range of important issues..As I said during my recent visit to India, the United States and India are great democracies, global powers, and good friends. I wish the people of India a joyful.