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Preparation for 68th Independence Day celebration
Preparation for 68th Independence Day celebration
PHOTO : Students preparing for 68th Independence day. TIWN Pic

AGARTALA, July 29 (TIWN): With the Independence Day round the corner, to mark the celebration of 68th Independence Day in the state, a 5-day long programme will be organized at Belonia on August 12, confirmed officials. The nationalist fervour is gripping the atmosphere of the state and preparations for the celebrating the festival are picking up in the every part of the state.

According to the scheduled programme, on August 12 at around 2pm in the afternoon a badminton competition will be organized.

On the second day of the scheduled programme, at around 6am in the morning a running completion will be held from Thana Choumuhani and at 8am a sit and draw competition will be held at the premises of Jogmaya Kalibari and a table tennis competition will be organized at BKI Indoor stadium.

On August 15, to mark the day the Indian Flag will be hosted in an industrial organization at 7 am in the morning, at around 7:30 am the government organization will host the flag and later at Biddapit Higher Secondary School.

On the Independence Day various programmes will be organized at Belonia Town hall.

Similarly, to mark the day with the initiatives of the Sonamura Sub-division various programmes have been undertaken, said Chairperson of the Sonamura Nagar Panchayet Narayan Chakraborty.

According to the scheduled programme, various sports competition, Cultural programme and many other will be organized. On the day of celebration sweets and fruites will be distributed in the hospitals.

Independence Day, observed annually on 15 August, is a National Holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the British Empire on 15 August 1947. India attained independence following an Independence Movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress (INC).

On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, who had become the first Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.

The holiday is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. Indians celebrate the day by displaying the national flag on their attire, accessories, homes and vehicles; by listening to patriotic songs, watching patriotic movies; and bonding with family and friends.



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