The celebrations at Red Fort on the 72nd Independence Day will be remembered by many for years to come. Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his fifth independence day address from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi, in which he spoke over many things, varying from the development of country under NDA's rule to the poor performance of Congress in their previous term. There was also the announcement of future endeavors, with PModi aiming to implement Project Gaganyaan, India's first manned space mission, by 2022 or before.
But away from the words, there were a few headlining moments in the stands, where political leaders from the country were seated. The Independence day celebrations brought together leaders from different parties together.
In one of the images captured, BJP President Amit Shah can be seen sitting one seat away from Congress President Rahul Gandhi. When the cameras zoomed out, it could be seen that Rahul Gandhi is the only one from his party seating on the said row, sandwiched between senior BJP leader LK Advani, Amit Shah, Roadways minister Nitin Gadkari and Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu.
Another image showed India's biggest security personnel's together. In the picture, Army chief Bipin Rawat could be seen sitting one row above National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval.
Yet another picture from the event saw Home minister Rajnath Singh sitting next to former PM Manmohan Singh and JD(S) head Deve Gowda. The three political big wigs could be seen sitting in close proximity to the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, and Lok Sabha speaker, Sumitra Mahajan.
India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday. On the occasion, PM Modi delivered an hour-long speech. He started off his speech by praising the women of the country, who are making the country proud overseas. He further spoke about implementing Project Gaganyaan , India's first manned space mission, by 2022, and also criticized the previous government for their failures.
One of the most important points from his speech was his attack on Congress, which was in power in 2013.
He said, "Jis raftaar se 2013 mai gaavon tak optical fiber pahunchane ka kaam chal raha tha, us raftaar se deskh ke har gaanv ko optical fiber se jodne mai kai peedian guzar jaati."