Cricketing fraternity shows their patriotism on India’s Independence Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country from the ramparts of Red Fort.
Published - Aug 15, 2018 1:00 pm | Updated - Aug 15, 2018 2:33 pm
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.
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
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2018
Mera Bharat Mahan! Let’s cherish our freedom and hold a special place in our hearts for those who laid their lives down for us to see this day. Jai hind 🇮🇳 #HappyIndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/rmT958DqlA
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 15, 2018
Everything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no ‘Team India’ if not for the sacrifice of our brave freedom fighters. Let us not take that freedom for granted. #HappyIndependenceDay 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/RYrveJ9P7y
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2018
Wishing Indians all over the globe (specially the one at home) a very #HappyIndepenceDayIndia 🤗
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) August 15, 2018
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) August 15, 2018
This Independence Day,lets all come together &celebrate the achievements of r fellow Indians &our proud nation &hope that we as Indians,continue to work together in order to make our tricolour fly high.Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind #HappyIndependenceDay #IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/E2seAmKHUd
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 15, 2018
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) August 15, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2018
Independence is a duty, duty towards the nation. As citizens of this proud country let's make our best contribution and add to its glory. Happy Independence Day. #ProudIndian pic.twitter.com/GDzK7ZX625
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) August 15, 2018
— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) August 15, 2018
We are free, we are independent,
It’s the sacrifices of our hero’s which made us ascendant.
Those sacrfices are not to forget, not to abet,
I urge each Indian to pay their debt with humanity, hard work & sweat.
Salute to my immortal India 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 15, 2018
First love always Bharat mata ki Jai ho 🇮🇳🙏happy Independence Day to everyone ❤️🙏🙏🙏😊 pic.twitter.com/6QNOypgS2P
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) August 15, 2018
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) August 15, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 15, 2018
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) August 15, 2018
Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!🇮🇳
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2018
Let’s stand in pride, saluting our national flag which represents a free country that is full of glory. To every proud Indian, Happy 72nd Independence Day … from another proud Indian. 🇮🇳🇮🇳#IndependenceDayIndia#वो_भारत_देश_है_मेरा pic.twitter.com/HLjjCybcbE
— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) August 15, 2018
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 15, 2018
On this 72nd Independence Day, may you be blessed with freedom of mind and spirit. #HappyIndependenceDay to every proud Indian across the globe. Jai Hind! 🇮🇳♥#IndependenceDayIndia#वो_भारत_देश_है_मेरा pic.twitter.com/YINv0ymhIP
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) August 15, 2018
A very Happy Independence Day to everyone 🇮🇳
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) August 15, 2018
Happy Independence Day 😊🇮🇳😇 Jai Hind… pic.twitter.com/YrqPKI00YL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 15, 2018
Wishing all Indians A Happy Independence Day !!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 15, 2018
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) August 15, 2018
Wishing all of you a Happy Independence Day 🙂
May the day be filled with patriotic spirit 🙏
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) August 15, 2018
Wishing all my friends in India and those who live outside the country a Happy Independence Day. 🇮🇳
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) August 15, 2018
My heart bleeds and blood boils to see the tri-colour lying around on the streets post so-called celebrations. The least we can do is show some respect and take care of our flag .
Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳
Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ssGzAHhbIm
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) August 15, 2018