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Cricketing fraternity shows their patriotism on India’s Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country from the ramparts of Red Fort.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day and the entire nation is making merry on the auspicious occasion. Every year on August 15, the country celebrates its freedom from the British Rule. The United Kingdom (UK) Parliament transferred the legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly on the same date and passed the Indian Independence Act 1947.

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Honourable Prime Minister of India, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in New Delhi. The rich Indian culture and tradition are celebrated on the Independence Day. It is also a national holiday in the nation. On each independence day, the PM raises the flag and addresses the nation.

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The efforts of India’s freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Khudiram Bose, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and many others are also commemorated with parades and the day is celebrated with fervour. Several cultural events and flag hoisting ceremonies are also conducted. Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country from the ramparts of Red Fort.

Cricketers pour their wishes

It was also his fifth speech after the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP-led National Defence Academy (NDA) came to power in 2014. During his interaction, he mentioned that a person from India will go to space by 2002 with the tricolour in hand. Modi has invited ideas from people for the past three years, which he picked during his speech.

The Guard of Honour was scheduled to be commanded by Commander PR Jagan Mohan of the Indian Navy. Meanwhile, the Indian cricketers also poured their wishes on the occasion. Sachin Tendulkar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rohit Sharma, VVS Laxman Aakash Chopra and a number of the country’s players took to Twitter and showed their patriotism. Moreover, the likes of Alan Wilkins, Russel Arnold, and Shoaib Malik wished India.

Here is how the cricketing fraternity reacted

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